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  • Lincoln Hall is located at 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago, IL.

  • Advance tickets guarantee entry to the show.
    • They are general admission only and DO NOT guarantee seating.
    • For the best seats/position in the music room please arrive 30 minutes prior to show time to pick-up your tickets.
    • All shows are 21+ unless otherwise noted.
  • Tickets ARE NOT mailed to you.
    • A NON-REFUNDABLE service charge will be added to the purchase price of each ticket - in the instance of a show cancellation, this fee will not be returned.
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    • The name in the 'Shipping Address' portion of your order will be the name your tickets are held under at the door- if you are buying tickets for someone else, you must indicate their name in these fields.
    • Advance tickets are only available through (until 5 pm day of show) and when noted. Lincoln Hall does not have a physical box office. Walk-up ticket purchases are only available at Lincoln Hall beginning one hour before listed show time unless the show is sold out.
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Tue. Oct 11 2011

8:00 PM   21+   ($15.00 Door)

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Hardly have her lips approached the microphone than your ear is drawn in, gently but irresistibly. Just the slightest nonchalance in the hips with a filigree of swing in the delivery, a delicately veiled voice. Meet Hindi Zahra and her original gently undulating sense of melody. With a subtle, understated guitar accompaniment, a dash of gypsy guitar between the lines, and a hint of blues but with a capital B. Time stands still. Intense, intimate, poetic vibrations, with a velvety feline timbre. At thirty, Hindi Zahra is neither a reality show wonder nor the umpteenth shooting star fizzing across the firmament of vocal jazz. Music is the story of her life, a family affair.

Dessa is the lone female rapper in the Doomtree collective-one of the most celebrated groups in underground hip hop. Her work with Doomtree has appeared on the Billboard regional charts, and held the #1 slot on the CMJ music charts, and earned praise from Urb Magazine and Pitchfork Media.

Dessa's great strength is as a lyricist. She combines wit, tenderness, and poetic sensibility to rare effect-her music implies she divides her time between the studio, the study and as a careful note-taker on the street. In the span of a three-minute song, Dessa spins delicate and charged stories and animated them with her expressive alto voice, arresting for its honest, clear simplicity.

Under the Doomtree banner, Dessa has also recently published her first book. Her work now appears in literary publications across North America. She contributes regularly to the Spin book club and performs her work at venues throughout the United States.


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