Hillside Soul: PaviElle + Ahanti + Tiyo
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Canceled: Hillside Soul: PaviElle + Ahanti + Tiyo

Note: Due to the high chance of thunderstorms this evening, this program has been canceled. Please check back for details for possible rescheduling at a later date.

Powerhouse performer and singer PaviElle graces the stage with her soulful R&B and old-school funk tunes. Hear never before new music and celebrate her newest tunes written in light of the events of the past year. Opening performances by Tiyo Siyolo and Ahanti Young.


5–9 pm: Film by Maia Maiden (Main Lobby)
6 pm: Ahanti Young
6:30 pm: Tiyo Siyolo
7 pm: PaviElle

PaviElle is an Emmy Award–winning interdisciplinary artist, hailing from Rondo–a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is known for her powerhouse vocals and performing with an equally powerful 6-piece band. Growing up in a family steeped in music, she says that she wants to make music that honors and represents the Black Arts aesthetic.

Ahanti Young is from St. Paul, Minnesota’s historic Rondo Neighborhood and has been a professional performer for the past twenty-some years. A seasoned actor, percussionist, spoken-word artist, choreographer, and teaching artist, Young is a long-standing company member of Penumbra Theatre.

Tiyo Siyolo is an accomplished spoken-word artist, vocalist, writer, musician, MC, and DJ. As a cofounder and co-frontman for Edupoetic EnterBrainment, Siyolo has performed extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the UK. In recent years, he has been seen performing as a vocalist with PaviElle.

Inside the Main Lobby from 5 to 9 pm, watch a short film created by Maia Maiden in collaboration with filmmaker Sherine Onukwuwe spotlighting the Minnesota hip-hop community. Shot on-site at the Walker, the film features five local luminaries exploring how the elements of freestyle, hook, and repeat drive innovation across art forms. The presentation combines deejay (DJ), emcee (MC), dance, graffiti, fashion, and knowledge in a conversation on the global impact of hip-hop. To learn about the artists featured in this film here.

Mask wearing is recommended for visitors who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Lawn furniture and smoking are not allowed. There will be food trucks, a water bottle refill station, and a handwashing station at the bottom of the hill.

To request accommodations for this program or for more information about accessibility, call 612-375-7564 or email access@walkerart.org.

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