- The Reminders
The Reminders are a rare and remarkable musical duo, seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. Their stage presence and high energy shows leave crowds in awe the world over, allowing the duo to uplift and entertain all at once. Their unique mashup of razor sharp rhymes; raw, soulful vocals; and reggae-tinged hip hop beats form the perfect backdrop for their relevant and inspiring themes that inspire communities to come together.
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.
Having shared the stage with artists such as Les Nubians, Snoop Dogg, Fishbone, Barrington Levy, Nas, Mos Def, Big Boi, KRS-One, Rakim, K'Naan, and others, the Reminders have established a firm place in today's ever-evolving music scene, garnering international acclaim while paving a path all their own. Beyond performances and appearances, the duo is constantly and actively engaged with community organizations, schools, and universities delivering workshops, talks, and specially catered performances.
Curriculum Guide Preview: Enduring Understandings and Compelling Questions. Full Curriculum Guide will be available at least 6 weeks prior to performance.
Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.
21st Century Skills
"It was really amazing to get to perform on the Civic Center stage, to see what the professional touring shows see when they perform."
- Brittney, Waukee High School