Mourning [A] BLKstar


Afrofuturist Soul & Experimental Hip-Hop

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:00 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission, Dining Reservations Required
Free Cleveland Sessions Taping


Why you should see this show…

Formed in 2015 by RA Washington, Mourning [A] BLKstar looks to forage new pathways toward heart music by melding soul, blues, electronics, avant-poetics w/ futurist beats and traces of Cleveland’s rich punk legacy. Through their dynamic music, the group finds a shared passageway to multiple worlds and reflects the importance of the music, along with the beauty and expressive legacy of African-American artistry.

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Mourning A BLKstar Bio
RA Washington was left bewildered after the murder of his close friend. He felt reflective and drifted into in a creative crisis. Disillusioned by the idea of making a living as an artist, he was unsure if his future as a poet and beat maker was sustainable. He knew that he needed a new spark –new voices around him– and he soon found it as he invited long time friends, LaToya Kent, and James Long to record over new beats, crafted in honor of his lost friend. It was not long before the group began to realize that they had something special. After bringing Jazz singer, Kyle Kidd into the mix, they began to record their first record, Blk Musak, which explores a conversation between iconic symbols and concepts that have historically sustained marginalized people– the heart of black music. Mourning [A] BLKstar wants to communicate their vision and love for the community while collectively creating greater opportunities to create and share.

Led by producer RA Washington, Mourning [A] BLKstar features a trio of dynamic singers—James Longs, LaToya Kent, and Kyle Kidd—and an indeterminate number of musicians. With the group’s combined talent, a full spectrum of knowledge and harmony is offered. Scintillating vocal runs spiral over smoldering synth bass and hard hitting snares and kicks. The ensemble traffics in a gritty strain of DIY Afrofuturist soul music, balancing hip-hop production techniques with lo-fi experimentation that bathes sultry grooves.

RA Washington – keys/production/vocals
James Long – vocals
Kyle Kidd – vocals
LaToya Kent – vocals
Dante Foley – drums
Peter Saudek – drums
Theresa May – trumpet
William Washington – trombone/baritone trumpet
Andersiin – synth noise
Ahmadeus Kafari – keys/vibes


Dining Reservations

Purchase of a ticket to a show in the Supper Club ensures you will have a seat for the concert. However, if you intend to dine before or during the performance, you also need to make a dining reservation. To make a dining reservation, click here or call (216) 242-1250.

If you are attending a concert in the Supper Club with a party of two or more, please have one person make a reservation for the whole group to ensure you are seated together.

To better serve all our customers, we require that you arrive on time for your dining reservation. Arriving more than 15 minutes after your reserved time will result in the cancellation of your reservation. You will be seated for the concert, but you may be put on a waiting list for dining.


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