Sankofa Is Featured Live Virtual Performer This Saturday
Fort Wayne, Ind. (Feb. 17, 2021) – The Embassy Theatre’s final performance for the current run of winter virtual shows is this Saturday, February 20. Sankofa is the featured performer at 7 p.m., bringing viewers a 45-minute show from the Embassy stage.
The Embassy has been providing Saturday performances in January and February as a way to combat the winter blues and bring the local music scene direct to patrons’ homes (five shows total) in order to support the performers and give the public a chance to remotely visit the Embassy during the pandemic.
Sankofa’s just your average, run of the mill, Australian born, dual citizenship having, language loving, world traveling, Fort Wayne representing, music with down to earth and talented friends making, heard on projects from Sweden, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, Germany, Japan, randomly dropping merch because it’s fun to flip logos, happily invisible undercover because you’d never know it by looking at him, dope rapper. With a penchant for diving off the deep end, not to forget into the slippery Freimann Square fountain after climbing trees, with extra live live performances, Sankofa is driven to have fun. Keep in mind, this is a guy who forever takes his craft, yet rarely himself, seriously. Sankofa is that Del, Open Mike Eagle, Souls of Mischief, Sidewalk Chalk, Doodlebug from Digable Planets, MC Frontalot show opener you may not have noticed until it’s time to rock a mic. With influences running the gamut from Big Daddy Kane to the criminally underrated Casual, Sankofa keeps it moving, determined to keep honing his craft and holding it down for Fort Wayne. As Mic Geronimo once said, “it’s time to build.”
2020 saw him releasing three projects, Glyde Drexler (with production from El Keter, Franz Branntwein, and phd beats), Weird Summer (prod. by wingclipper), and 313260 (produced by Chef Mike and released via Common and Normal Records.) in addition to Sankofa hats, socks, and shirts. 2021 will bring forth projects like The Most Delicious Gold (produced by Burnt Bakarak, slated for a March release), BLKTCHP (produced by phd beats), and plenty more, even perhaps a long-rumored mythical box set with CDs, tapes, vinyl, lions, and tigers, oh my.
Catch him on Instagram @sankofafw, and Facebook /sankofafw and sankofa.bandcamp.com.
Those who can’t make the live event will have a video on demand option starting Feb. 24. Encore performances for the other four Saturday events are currently available as outlined through the links below.
The Embassy is still offering the 2021 Snack Pack to have on hand while watching virtual events. Patrons can grab one for the Sankofa show this Saturday between 4 and 6:30 p.m. at the concessions area in the theater lobby. The pack includes two small buttery popcorns, two bottles of water, one bag of caramel corn and choice of two candies for just $21. Individual concessions also available. No pre-order necessary. Thorough COVID-19 protocols are in place. Any tips left at concessions will benefit the Embassy’s Raise the Curtain campaign (http://fwembassytheatre.org/raise-the-curtain-campaign/).
TICKETS: Virtual tickets for the Sankofa performance (and the encore performances) can be purchased for $10 (plus service fees) at showtix4u.com (see specific links below). A valid email address is required at checkout. A private live stream link will be sent to the patron’s email to be viewed at show time only. One virtual pass per household. If you have any questions, contact the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy (260.424.5665) at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Sankofa – Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
Purchase LIVE virtual ticket: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/44796
Namen Namen – https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/44797
Moser Woods – https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/44791
Night to Remember – https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/44793
Mason Dixon Line – https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/44795
Follow the Embassy on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/fwembassytheatre/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/fwembassytheatre/) for information about all performances and events as well as updates for the Sankofa show and how you can donate to a cause that he supports.
These unique events are sponsored in part by Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater.
Activities at the Embassy are made possible in part by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.