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Ursula Rucker

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Ursula Rucker

Philadelphia-based poet and performance artist, Ursula Rucker, is probably one of the most exceptional artists of our time - the Queen of Spoken word. Critics and listeners across the globe have been enchanted with her captivating vocals, diverse repertoire and accessible poetic verses that Ursula unfolded in the course of her full five albums by now. Her unique work on essential social issues often had her compared to legendary poets of the Black Arts Movement, such as Sonia Sanchez and Gil Scott-Heron.

During her musical career, Ursula worked with a huge amount of outstanding musicians. Back in 1994, it was world-renowned DJ/producer King Britt who invited Ursula to create her first recording, the single "Supernatural". Gaining rave reviews for this successful collaboration, Grammy®-winning super group The Roots asked her for a contribution on their debut album "Do You Want More?!!?!!". Support by top-notch producers followed: productions by 4Hero and King Britt on her first lp "Supa Sista" or Louie Vega and Jazzanova on her follow-up "Silver or Lead", to name just a few. In addition, Ursula was featured on tracks by outstanding artists such as Will Saul, A Guy Called Gerald or Wax Tailor over the past two decades. Critics across the globe cited the value of her collaborational work in countless reviews.

With her Retro/Rewind Tour, Ursula Rucker finally brought to the stage some of her amazing “best off” tracks. Most of those tracks as better parts of these studio productions never been seen on a stage before. Backed by a three piece live band and a special visual concept, Ursula presented a stunning work show of the best remixes / features she has done over the last years. If you've ever seen Ursula Rucker performing on stage, you'll probably know about her intriguing charismatic stage presence that already attracted audiences all over the world. What a blessing to finally see her again with this exclusive concept!

After several different poetry and live performances with Tim Motzer and guests in the US she set up a very special solo program:
Ursula Rucker My Father’s Daughter! or lately performed her Def Poetry What A Woman Must Do.

Get an impression of the album production of her latest release She Said, her great song Ring the Alarm or watch her performance of She Said live in Philly or Sometimes live in Ljubiljana.

Tracks

She Said