The Reminders Workshop

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The ReMINDers Workshop: "Positive Self Expression Through Song"

Teens will be taught and coached by The ReMINDers on writing meaningful and empowering words to take their poetry and songwriting to the next level.

The ReMINDers are a rare and remarkable musical duo seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/ vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that’s hard to beat. Big Samir weaves intricate rhythmic patterns with a bilingual French/English flow, displaying his street-smart credibility in both his lyrics and cool demeanor. This is beautifully complimented by Aja Black's confident delivery, diverse cadences, and unique vocal stylings. The two have an undeniable magical chemistry as they share more than lyrical abilities and stages; the couple shares a partnership in both music and life as Samir and Aja have been married for almost a decade.

Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library, City of Ames, NAACP, Iowa Arts Council: Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Iowa State University Lecture Series, Ames Police Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest, and Ames Human Relations Commission.

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