Hip-hop festival with Andre Nickatina, Zion-I at Truckee Amphitheater | SierraSun.com

Hip-hop festival with Andre Nickatina, Zion-I at Truckee Amphitheater

Zion I plays Truckee Saturday.

TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; andamp;#8220;Fresh Fest 2012andamp;#8221; featuring Andre Nickatina, Zion-I Crew and Black Rock City Allstars perform Saturday, July 7 at the Truckee Amphitheater. Presented by Late-Nite Productions, Renegade Productions, 775HipHop.com, the festivities begin at 5 p.m, and all ages are welcome with vending, food, beer garden and live artTickets are available for $30 at New Moon Natural Foods (Truckee andamp; Tahoe City) Recycled Records (Reno) Mad About Music, Beach Hut Deli or online at http://www.Ticketweb.com and tickets will go up to $40 on the day of the show and at the door. Andre Nickatina was born and raised in the Fillmore District of San Francisco. He has been a rap luminary since the release of his critically acclaimed debut, andamp;#8220;The New Jim Jones.andamp;#8221; A favorite at public venues and on college campuses, Andre Nickatina continues to sustain a loyal fan-base, while engaging new supporters throughout North America. Nickatina’s classic stage show combined with his rare interviews, maintains his mystery and unique musicianship that has spanned two decades.Zion I’s roots are firmly planted in hip-hop. The single andamp;#8220;Atomic Clock’sandamp;#8221; cavernous, atmospheric vibe recalls both the classic roots reggae of Max Romeo and the Congos and forward-thinking dub mixing of UK artists such as Adrian Sherwood. andamp;#8220;The Takeover was a very external record and we wanted to focus on fun, party music,andamp;#8221; emcee Zumbi aka Zion, said. andamp;#8220;This one is much more reflective and internal. We didn’t want to just recreate what we did last album. Art is not about living in the past.andamp;#8221;

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