All Ages Concert features hiphop and dance music

Orcas Center and the Funhouse are presenting a night of hip hop music for all ages.

Popular duo Common Market will be joined by No-Fi Soul Rebellion at the Orcas Center on Friday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. It will be a high energy evening sure to make the audience want to get up and dance.

The members of Common Market are DJ producer Sabzi and emcee RA Scion, each a well-known figure in the Seattle hiphop scene. Their paths crossed through the Baha’i faith and their political and spiritual approach to hiphop music. After collaborating on RA Scion’s 2004 solo project, the two began working together. The result was a 14-track release in October 2005, which renowned rapper KRS-One praised for “spitting in the tradition of the conscious hiphop movement.”

In the time since Common Market dropped their debut album, the duo has gathered praise as Seattle Weekly’s 2006 Best New Artist and performing slots on grand stages such as Sasquatch Festival and The Capitol Hill Block Party. Common Market’s music poses questions about religion, politics and the state of mainstream hiphop.

No-Fi Soul Rebellion is comprised of front man and sole songwriter Mark Heimer and his wife Andrea Heimer. While living in Alaska in 2001 and frustrated by the tension in his band, Heimer began to write music, and play and record every instrument (bass, guitar, drums, keyboards, and vocals) himself. No-Fi Soul Rebellion was voted Best New Band, Best Live Band and Best Pop Band by readers of Bellingham’s What’s Up! Magazine. Their sound is influenced by rock, punk, soul and oldies.

All tickets are $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.orcascenter.org or call 376-2281 ext. 1. The Orcas Center Box Office will re-open on Jan. 22, and patrons may call or drop by during box office hours, Thursday-Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.