Consisting of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee and vocalist Aja Black, The Reminders are a duo that combine world music rhythm with hip-hop.
Big Samir weaves intricate rhythmic patterns with a bilingual French-English flow, displaying his street-smart credibility in both his lyrics and cool demeanor.
This is beautifully complemented by Aja Black’s confident delivery, diverse cadences, and unique vocal stylings.
The two have undeniably magical chemistry that results in dynamic, high-energy performances.
Internationally renowned, The Reminders have shared the stage with such venerable artists as Les Nubians, Snoop Dogg, Fishbone, Barrington Levy, Nas, Mos Def, Big Boi, KRS-One, Rakim, and K’Naan.
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Free. www.columbiamuseum.org. Presented by Baker & Baker.
Other concerts around town
Traded Youth: This indie punk band from Jacksonville, Florida, draw inspiration from bands in the early grunge era, as well as those in contemporary indie. Their sound mixes noisy punk with catchy hooks. With locals Big Thunder and the Rumblefish, Ibis Blue, Public Mind and National Television. 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $8. www.newbrooklandtavern.com.
MYFEVER: This alternative indie rock band mixes a poppy framework with a slightly more southern influence. With indie rockers Barnwell, alternative pop band Watson Village and pop rock band Youngster. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $6, over 21; $10, under 21. www.newbrooklandtavern.com.
Villains: Local high-energy heavy metal band. With heavy-hitters Violent Life Violent Death from Charlotte, North Carolina, and locals Into the Depths and Skullduggery. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $6, over 21; $10, under 21. www.newbrooklandtavern.com.
A Sign of the Times: Led by composer-director Tyrone Jefferson, A Sign of the Times transports listeners to the early days of jazz, drawing influence from legendary musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong and more. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 701 Whaley, 701 Whaley St. $15, cash only. www.701whaley.com.