Music with a message: Saul Williams delivers an intense performance at The Roxy

Saul Williams

He’s a poet, a musician, a performer, an artist, and above all, an incredible human. I’m talking about the extraordinary renaissance man known as Saul Williams. The talented New York artist performed at The Roxy last night. Stirring up the crowd with sounds from his forthcoming album MartyrLoserKing scheduled to drop this July via FADER Label, L.A. fans were definitely feeling the vibes.

The Roxy was dimly lit on this evening and filled with political activists, fans and poetry lovers eager to hear the marriage of poetry and powerful messaging by Williams. Although his performance was shadowed by poor sound that did not allow to fully embrace his lyrics, his intoxicating stage presence and constant shuffling from the stage to the crowd had a contagious intensity of its own. The rage towards the constant issues affecting communities across America was evident through Williams’ visuals. Political flyers and posters were flying across the audience as Saul Williams raised awareness of the unconformity through his performance.

Currently on tour with Sons of an Illustrious Father and Haleek Maul, the stage was constantly on fire, yet the lack of sound had the audience a little bit off trying to follow the message on site.

Words and Photography:  Farah Sosa

 

Saul Williams
Saul Williams

Sons of An Illustrious Father
Sons of An Illustrious Father

Sons of An Illustrious Father
Sons of An Illustrious Father

Haleek Maul
Haleek Maul

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