Zion I performs at Agave in Avon Thursday | VailDaily.com

Zion I performs at Agave in Avon Thursday

Baba Zumbi, pictured here, is one half of Zion I, a hip hop duo from Oakland, California. Amp Live is also part of the group.
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If you go ...

What: Zion I with Los Rakas and Locksmith.

Where: Agave, Avon.

When: 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cost: $16 in advance or $20 day of.

More information: Visit http://www.agaveavon.com.

AVON — Zion I performs at Agave in Avon Thursday at 9:30 p.m. Los Rakas and Locksmith will open the show.

Zion I is currently touring with guests Los Rakas and Locksmith to promote forthcoming releases. The California indie hip-hop duo recently began the U.S. leg of The Rapture Tour to promote the release of their live album, “The Rapture” and the third installment of their free trilogy series. “The Sun, Moon, and Stars” EP will follow the release of the first two EPs of the series “The Masters of Ceremony” and “Libations.” Tickets are available at http://www.agaveavon.com for $16 in advance or $20 the day of the show.

In addition to the tour the duo recently released their latest single “Unity” commenting on the Ferguson, Missouri protests. The track speaks on unjust racial violence and how we must seek another solution beyond hoping for the oppression to cease. Zion I states that “It is up to us to unify within ourselves and shape the world around us as we see fit.”

After releasing two dozen projects spanning 20 years, the duo has been embraced as an Oakland, California mainstay, known for their advanced lyrical deliveries, otherworldly electronic beats, and a cohesive back-to-the-future musical package unlike any others in the space. With a style that borrows from hip-hop, trance, drum and bass and reggae, Zion I’s unique sound has cultivated a rabid fan base who keeps them constantly on the road. Following the U.S. leg of the tour, Zion I will go on to continue The Rapture Tour in Europe in 2015.

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