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Glendal Tautua, Khingz

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Covid PolicyFor the safety of our audience, staff, and artists, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours from the time of entry. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccine or negative test before entering the building. Accepted forms for proof of vaccine include: A physical vaccine card with your name on it, a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone, or a digital screenshot of your vaccination status through your states health department. There are no exceptions. Please plan accordingly. In September of 2020, Glendal Tautua released his debut album Bonnie In Greenwood with OTOW Records, a Northwest Artists collective made up of local musicians. The album blended Rintricately arranged, multi-part harmonies, interspersed with rap. Now Tautua has returned with a new music video for his Bonnie In Greenwood single Woah.The video opens in a church, and Christian themes permeate throughout, but theres no heavy-handed religious moralizing. Instead, the faith-based elements act as a contrast to the videos other scenes. We see people gambling on a city street, customers in a convenience store, and two children fighting over a gun, with tragic consequences.The city is implied to be White Center, an area near West Seattle. Tautua even namedrops White Center in his lyrics. The location choice is deeply personal. Tautua grew up in White Center and retains strong connections there. The music video could be seen as a melancholy love letter to the area, with special resonance for fellow White Center residents.White Center isnt the only grounding influence in Tautuas music. He draws inspiration from his Samoan heritage as well. In the Samoan culture, we tell stories, he says on his website. Our history and traditions are passed down orally. We take pride in our descriptive and beautiful language and I too wanted to tell stories. My story.Tautua describes his childhood as rough. His family struggled against poverty. In 2006, his two brothers were killed in gun violence, and the scenes of two young boys squabbling over a gun evoke this tragedy. In keeping with the somber tone of the song, the music video is dedicated to Tautuas deceased brothers.A series of high-profile shootings in the early months of 2021 reignited discussions about gun violence. These discussions were especially relevant to White Center and other cities in Washingtons King County, where gun violence spiked during 2020.

Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

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Chop Suey
1325 E Madison St.
Seattle, 98122 United States Of America

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