ZOLA JESUS at the CAID

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
doors at 8PM
tickets: $7 at the door

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ZOLA JESUS is the endeavor of a solitary girl named Nika Roza Danilova to simultaneously combat and invoke the approaching apocalypse using the only weapon/offering she has; her voice. After a decade of opera study and a musical awakening involving such varied inspiration as Billboard bubblegum, classical arias, no wave, avant industrial, she was able to thread her influences into a sound uniquely her own.

Born and raised in the backwoods of Wisconsin, Nika Roza was literally raised by wolves (well proximally anyways). Trained as an opera singer from a young age, she applied to Julliard. At 10 years old. Rejection didn't slow her down though as she went on to complete high school in three years and is set to graduate from university with a double major in French and philosophy in the same amount of time.

Fans and critics alike seemed rabid for new material ever but none of them were quite prepared for the massive pop-ness of her new EP on Sacred Bones, Stridulum. Recording her vocals for the first time with professional instruments, Nika's voice is brought to the powerful forefront of the mix unleashing the full range of emotions that had only been hinted at in her previous work. No longer just the doomsday soothsayer, Nika refines her soulful psalms creating songs equally nurturing as foreboding.

With special guests TBA.

The Crofoot is honored to present this show at the CONTEMPORARY ART INSTITUTE OF DETROIT. The CAID is located at 5141 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208.

 

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