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Sweatshop Union playing Rossland Feb. 16

Sweatshop Union will bring their inventive beats and rhymes to the Rossland Miners’ Hall on Feb. 16.  - Submitted Photo
Sweatshop Union will bring their inventive beats and rhymes to the Rossland Miners’ Hall on Feb. 16.
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Sweatshop Union are the heavyweights of north western hip-hop music and will bring their inventive beats and rhymes to the Rossland Miners’ Hall on Feb. 16.

Having performed over 500 shows internationally, Sweatshop Union has changed the perception of what live hip-hop can achieve.

Known for an inventive, socially conscious and political sound, Sweatshop Union’s music focuses on being “honest” - commenting on issues ranging from war, the plight of the poor and working-class, to the negativity and misogyny of mainstream hip-hop

The group’s most ambitious record to date was the 2011 award winning Bill Murray EP, (Western Canadian Music Awards’ Hip Hop Album of the Year) and brought a whole new level to their steadily growing underground following.

Building on this they are now in the lab recording their fifth full-length studio album called Leisure Gang, the first since critically acclaimed Water Street (2008).

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) welcomes Sweatshop Union as part of their annual performance series.

Upcoming RCAC shows also include folk music and theatre performances in March and April.

Tickets for Sweatshop Union are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Out of the Cellar on Columbia Avenue (sorry no minors). For more information please visit www.rosslandcac.com.

 

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