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Higher Grounds Tour (FEAT. Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise)
August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MC/ Poet/Songwriter Kuf Knotz and classically trained Harpist/Pianist/Vocalist Christine Elise have combined forces to create a new album. The unlikely pair connected and built the project with a similar vision, wanting to create positive, forward-thinking music driven by a strong message. Both individuals are intrinsically motivated to foster community growth through musical expression.
Along with live performances among the nightlife, Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise offer motivational creative arts workshops and performances at various settings such as hospitals, schools and community centers. Their mission is to use the power of music, personal experience and empathetic relation to help individuals grow to meet their fullest potential.
Their upcoming show at Buttonwood is going to be a blend of Hip Hop, Soul, and Reggae – their style digs into your heart and manages to leave a smile upon your face. With their new album coming out, the pair is currently on the road this summer, available for full band or smaller acoustic duo shows. Kuf and Christine are very excited about the tour ahead and looking forward to experiencing how the positive journey unfolds.
A Sample of Their Sound:
Christine Elise has a strong background in music therapy, having offered her services to children, adults, and seniors with developmental delays, special needs and those needing emotional support. Finding a passion for community music therapy, she’d since facilitated group sessions for professionals and clients in the USA, South Africa, Peru and Jamaica. She’s presented at national and regional music therapy conferences, with a focus on her community music therapy work, as well as written three scholarly articles published by Music Therapy Perspectives.
Kuf Knotz is one of today’s fastest emerging alternative artists which has led him to open for top acts – Ms Lauryn Hill, The Wailers, The Roots, Common, G-love, Wyclef Jean, Robert Randolph, Arrested Development, Robert Glasper, Inspectah Deck, Steel Pulse, Rising Appalachia, Zac Deputy, Josh Ritter, B.O.B, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Kabaka Pyramid, Yellowman , Soulive , Easy Star Allstars, & Bruce Springsteen, . In addition to his musical talent, Kuf has a strong passion for supporting the community by participating and facilitating fundraising events such as food drives, clothing drives, cancer benefits, and disaster reliefs. He is also a member of the WXPN program Musicians on Call, bringing live music to the bedsides of patients throughout Philadelphia.