Root Dwellers Presents: Ndidi Cascade, Haleluya Hailu, Feven Kidane


Fri Feb 17 2023 at 07:00 pm to 11:30 pm


The Anza Club | Vancouver, BC

Root Dwellers is thrilled to announce the line up for our first showcase of 2023 on Friday, February 17th!
About this Event

Root Dwellers is thrilled to announce the line up for our February 17th showcase, celebrating and honouring Black History Month.

This will be our first showcase of 2023! We have the fantastic Ndidi Cascade (Hip-Hop), Haleluya Hailu (Singer-Songwriter) and Feven Kidane (Electronic) gracing our stage at The Anza Club this month.

Doors: 7.00pm

Music: 8.00pm

End of Event: 11:30pm

Eventbrite ticketing: $20**** (cash only at door with a bank machine inside venue)

? As we are a listening room, we ask that attendees try to arrive for start of event by 8pm. If arriving after 8pm please arrive quietly and respectfully.

? 19+ venue. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased at the bar. All beer is from local craft breweries.

? No food served at The Anza. Outside food can be brought in from anywhere so that you enjoy performances while eating and drinking.

? Venue closes at midnight. You can continue to mingle, drink and chat after the show. If you become a member of the Anza club you can drink, play pool and darts in their cool, little bar downstairs after event.



Ndidi Cascade is a Vancouver-born-and-based hip-hop artist who is of Nigerian/Italian/Irish heritage.A songwriter, vocalist, educator, facilitator and curator, Ndidi has showcased her music, from classrooms to stadiums globally, opening for mega-talents such as Wu-Tang Clan & Femi Kuti.

Ndidi Cascade facilitates youth empowerment workshops that use hip-hop as a medium for healthy self-expression; she is also a cultural curator for the Ethós Lab youth empowerment organization.

Ndidi Cascade tours the festival and school circuits both as a solo artist, and with her collaborative bands including Metaphor & Mad Riddim.



Celestial, sincere, youthful, and banging. Vancouver-raised singer-songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist Haleluya Hailu has become a familiar face in the Vancouver indie scene. Hailu has managed to turn the stress and angst of growing up and not recognizing yourself into music that anyone could see themselves in.



Feven Kidane is an Ethiopian-Canadian composer, trumpeter, bassist, and electronic musician from Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, Səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. She adheres to the traditions of Black American Music ("jazz") of the '60s and '70s, studying its foundational components of decolonization, creation, spirituality, and self-liberation.

As an improviser in Vancouver's free scene, she has worked alongside veterans of the genre including Douglas R. Ewart (Yusef Lateef, Anthony Braxton), as well as being a member of the New Orchestra Workshop Society (est. 1977). She also makes electronic music inspired by both her Blackness and video games of her youth under the moniker thehabeshaman.




"Elliott Slinn was named New Westminster’s fifth (and youngest) Poet Laureate in June 2021, actively beginning his tenure in August. His work has been described as immediate and accessible, as he explores the existential events of our day-to-day existence. His goal is to break the barriers surrounding poetry, and to bridge the gap from heart to heart."

At our events, you'll find Elliott perched atop a high table with his 1929 typewriter. He spends the evening crafting stunning poetry, by donation, for our audience members. All you have do is approach him, give him a word or a short story and he'll produce the most magical piece of personalized poetry for you.


Where is it happening?

The Anza Club, 3 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, Canada

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


CAD 20.00

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