Tebe Zalango is a writer, violinist, singer and producer. Inspired by Antonio Vivaldi's 4 seasons,
Tebe Zalango started violin lessons in early elementary school. Listening to all forms of music, from Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, and Classical - he formed his sound around rhythms of his own soul.
With Dynamic lyrical ability and vocals that have literally brought fans to tears, he seeks to inspire creativity and spiritual growth through higher awareness. With songs about Love, Respect, Appreciation, Justice, and Loyalty, Tebe is proving to the youth that you can be a phenominal artist without promoting self-destruction. Tebe Has traveled and studied the Mayan Pyramids in Chichén Itzá Mexico, as well as the churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia. Being a world traveler, Tebe brings insight from many cultures. From the Church to the street, Tebe's target audience represents those who consider themselves students of life who want to learn and grow.
As a musician in multiple disciplines, Tebe has gained the attention of many and shared the stage with: Drake, Gucci Mane, The Dream, Pretty Ricky, Twista, Tyrese, Lloyd, Silk, H-Town, Whoodini, Grand Master Melle and the Furious Five, Johnny P., Do or Die, Deon Cole & Jay Deep (Comedians: Barber Shop, the Movie), Naughty By Nature, Kidd Kapri, Brandon Real Talk Williams and many more.
Based in Chicago, The Microphone Misfitz are more than a band or crew, creating music but using the pillars of HipHop (turntablism/DJing; MCing; breakin'; graffiti/street art; knowledge & overstanding) and their shared dynamics to enlighten and sustain their audiences and themselves.
Focused on the themes of living for a healthier state of mind; and uplifting those who are trying to find their path in this world, the Fitz embody the acronym Healthy Independent People Helping Other People.
Kin Solo, DFEX, and Jet Nam/ Jet9 are the choreography & movement artists; Ray of Light is the high-octane hype-man & MC; Mel L. is the Graff artist, vocalist, & road DJ; DJ Mar & Mike Knobel (aemka) are the production team; and D-Nick is the lead MC, lyricist & artistic director of the group. The Microphone Misfitz have toured worldwide from grassroots gatherings to South By Southwest; from Algeria to China and elsewhere; Sharing stages with luminaries such as Crucial Conflict, Black Star, KRS-ONE, Jeru tha Damaja, Saul Williams, Æsop Rock and more.
Grey is one of the hottest emerging artists at the intersection between activism, urban style & hip hop. A growing Atlanta institution in his own right, Grey became one of the most talked about acts of 2016 after his Vegan Thanksgiving freestyle & music video took the internet by storm. A His superb, cerebral and soulful flow ensured that his message went global, earning him 45k new followers and nods from Russel Simmons, DL Hughley, Ellie Goulding, Unilad, Worldstar, and Baller Alert. Notching a total of 23 million views, he was catapulted from local stardom to the global stage. Even PETA and Whole Foods supported his release, proving the cross-marketability of Grey and his message.
He recently launched his own clothing line, Plant Based Drippin, and is currently working on the release of his next project. A lyricist, activist, and social entrepreneur, Grey is nothing short of refreshing. With a clear, understandable, and sophisticated flow, Grey is an artist to watch in 2017. He, like vegan cooking, just might surprise you.
Come enjoy listening to Grey share his vegan journey. This talk will be followed by a performance.