Dessa at Papa Charlie's
9:30pm, Saturday-January 21
Dessa is a rapper, a singer, and an essayist with the Doomtree collective - the ascendant Minneapolis hip hop crew. She's made the Billboard Top 200 list as a solo artist (for Parts of Speech) and as a Doomtree member (for All Hands). She's made a career out of bucking traditional genre designations - she's rapped at Lollapalooza, arranged for a full choir, and co-written classical works for orchestra. As a writer, she's contributed to MPR, the Star Tribune, literary journals around the country, and has published two short collections of her own. She's on tour now, with dates booked throughout the US, Central Europe...and Lutsen.