Named Philadelphia Magazine Best Rapper of 2022 & 1 of 10 New Jersey artists Kuf Knotz (Producer/MC) and Christine Elise (Harpist/Vocalist) have brought their unique blend of hip-hop, soul and classical traditions to various communities. Releasing their highly anticipated second album
“Ké m y??n?dé” (2021), Kuf and Christine’s music explores themes of unity and the infinite possibility of creating a better world. They fuse hip-hop poetry with bluesy beats supported by the harp. And, you can dance to it. Cultivating the juxtaposition of mindful reflection and feeling free to effortlessly move to the rhythms, their performance is an era fusing, genre bending journey intended to leave the listener feeling invigorated. The duo has opened for Wyclef Jean, Yellowman, Rising Appalachia, Slick Rick, Digable Planets and have been featured on NPR Music and WHYY.
Fernandito Ferrer brings the Nueva Trova vibe into the twenty first century. His multi-layered live sampling, percussive guitar work, and soulful vocals combine with deep lyrics for a very powerful performance that is truly mesmerizing.