Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na Announces “Against The Current” Art Tour; Kick Off Event & EP Launch Set For Oct 19 in Los Angeles

Convoy Music & Romantic Rock Presents
Chali 2na 2018 Fall Art Tour
A Celebration Of The “Against The Current”
Art & Music Project

Dates In October & November
With Kick Off Event & EP Launch
On Friday, October 19 in Los Angeles, CA


Chali 2na may be most well known for his role as a founding member of critically acclaimed rap group Jurassic 5 and Grammy-award winners Ozomatli, but having mastered skills in painting, graffiti and street art, ballpoint pen art, acting, educating, and more, Chali 2na has become the definition of a modern day renaissance man. To celebrate his music and art project Against The CurrentChali 2na has announced a series of tour dates set to take his collection to cities across the US. The Against The Current project combines a series of genre-blending EPs with a 100-page coffee table book of his original artwork and photography.

Chali 2na explains, “Art is a part of everything I do. It’s been that way as long as I can remember and it certainly is the reason why I discovered my musical talents. That being said, I’ve worked diligently to create a situation where I could tour with my art as I tour with my music. I am so excited to announce that this goal has finally become a reality.”

The “Against The Current” Art Tour kicks off on Friday, October 19 in Los Angeles, CA. This opening night reception will feature a collection of Chali 2na’s artwork and photography, and also serve as the EP Launch Party for the fifth and final installment of his 5-year musical journey, the Against The Current EP collection. The event will take place at Mr. Musichead from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and will feature music from resident DJs and special guest DJs throughout the night including Vanessa Burgundy and Jurassic 5’s Cut Chemist, along with a photo booth, red carpet, cocktails and coffee, live piano, autograph opportunities, and more. This event is free and open to all ages, but RSVP is recommended. The gallery will also be open all day on Saturday, October 20. Mr. Musichead is located at 7420 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. To RSVP to the opening night reception on Friday, October 19, please visit: http://bit.ly/Chali2naLAartshow

All art events on the tour will feature resident and/or special guest DJs, autograph opportunities, drink options, and a variety of surprise.

The tour dates for the “Against The Current” Art Tour are as follows:

About Chali 2na: With his unmistakable baritone voice and 6-and-a-half foot charm, Chali 2na has established himself as one of hip-hop’s preeminent and most charismatic personalities and garnered praise as a visual artist across a wide spectrum of mediums. Most well known for co-founding music groups Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, Chali released his debut solo album “Fish Outta Water” in 2009. Since then, he has been touring the world with his 3-piece band known as the House Of Vibe. Breathing new life into his musical past, he recently announced “Against The Current,” a music and art project that combines a series of genre-bending EPs with a coffee table book featuring original artwork and photography from Chali himself. Chali relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles in the early ‘80s when he was entering his teens, and was instantly engulfed by the worlds of hip-hop and graffiti. As his music career began to flourish, his artistic talents also expanded past the walls of city streets and onto canvas and into galleries. Now, as Chali’s collection continues to grow he is finding unique ways to share his visual art with the world, and demand for it is snowballing. In 2013, he reunited with Jurassic 5 for a long run of festival appearances and a world tour premiering at Coachella. Chali’s growing reputation as a hip-hop legend paints a bright future as he continues to build momentum with his artwork, voice-over work, and an increasing variety of performance collaborations including his most recent partnership with UK producer Krafty Kuts.

About Romantic Rock: Romantic Rock is a unique art management company & art show production brand producing various art shows. We specialize in working with career musicians who are also extraordinary fine artists. We produce art gallery shows as well as pop up art shows at music festivals & events across the earth to share our love of art with you. Please join us and feed your soul through ART.

About Convoy Music: Convoy Music is an alliance of artists and music professionals across the globe creating platforms to deliver their talent and content.

October 19 Art Show: Los Angeles, CA @ Mr. Musichead
October 25 Art Show: New Orleans, LA @ Red Truck Gallery
October 26 Art Show: Austin, TX @ Native Gallery
October 27 Live Music: Rockdale, TX @ Art Outside Music Festival
November 1 Art Show: Denver, CO @ Fice Gallery
November 3 Art Show: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Arts Gallery
November 7 Art Show: Seattle, WA @ Westerly Gallery
November 8 Live Music: Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
November 9 Live Music: Portland, OR @ Sinbin Gallery
November 15 Art Show: Oakland, CA @ The Spot
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