Columbia College Chicago's AEMMP Records Showcases Young Chicago Talent at South By Southwest
CHICAGO (March 14, 2018)—Columbia College Chicago’s student-run AEMMP Records will host a special music showcase, “Lil’ Taste of the Chi,” on March 15, noon-6 p.m. in Austin, Texas, featuring young rising stars in hip-hop and other music genres out of Chicago.
@aemmphiphop is bringing A Lil’ Taste of the Chi to Austin and #sxsw! Come through @bat_bar_atx this Thursday 3/15 from 12-6 pm to see performances from @solosam @mattmuse12 @_websterx @ajanisway @fathercarl_ @musareems @marie_thadj @towncrierstowncriers @lucillefurs and more of the best Chicago has to offer! #sxccc18 @sxccc18
“Lil’ Taste of the Chi” is planned and produced by Columbia business and entrepreneurship students who secure a venue and create a platform for Columbia hip-hop artists and musicians to perform. The production team and performers all had the opportunity this year to work with faculty member Alex Fruchter, who co-runs Closed Sessions (the “independent record label restoring Chicago hip-hop”).
This year, more than 100 Columbia students studying film, business, music, and more, are attending South by Southwest (SXSW) to network, attend workshops and panels, stage events, and perform.
WHO: AEMMP Records
Alex Fruchter, Closed Sessions, Columbia faculty
Jerry Brindisi, Columbia faculty
Justin Sinkovich, Columbia faculty
Chad Nelson, Paradigm Talent Agency, Columbia faculty
ARTISTS: Lucille Furs
Ajani Jones (just signed with Closed Sessions)
WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 12-6 pm
WHERE: Bat Bar, 218 S. 6th St., Austin, Texas
Columbia College Chicago is a private, nonprofit college offering a distinctive curriculum that blends creative and media arts, liberal arts and business for nearly 7,500 students in more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Dedicated to academic excellence and long-term career success, Columbia College Chicago creates a dynamic, challenging, and collaborative space for students who experience the world through a creative lens. For more information, visit www.colum.edu.