Spring Party Weekend Concert: Jidenna and iLoveMakonnen
Get psyched for the main event of Spring Party Weekend, featuring Jidenna, with an opening act by iLoveMakonnen. Also including performances by student DJs Raffi Khatchadourian and Austen Smith.
Please refer to the Spring Party Weekend Admission Policy.
With an origin story that spans continents and coasts, Jidenna’s man about town swagger and global appeal balances the debonair edge of James Bond with the consciousness of Muhammad Ali. Jidenna moves with poise and purpose on stage and off, delivering personal narratives and commentary on the world’s state of affairs. A natural born leader, he embodies the role of a chief — the African version of a don.
Jidenna’s buoyant sound and sharp lyrics will make you turn up and tune in, romanticizing the universal themes of love, war, and humanity. His music can only be described as Swank — a cosmopolitan and funky take on hip-hop that is all his own. With his "party and ponder" anthems and thrilling stage presence, Jidenna is setting the bar for excellence while making it cool to have fun(k) again.
iLoveMakonnen treats music as his canvas. Emerging from Atlanta’s fertile creative grounds, he draws from a surprisingly diverse and dreamy palette that boldly stands at the intersection of hip-hop, R&B, alternative, and psychedelica.
Sponsored by the SPW Committee
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 6:30pm
Sanford Field House