Super Excited about this one!
One of our favorite local bands Atria will play at 8 p.m. before hip hop artist Lingua Franca takes the stage at 10! $5 cover for both bands.
The rise of hip hop culture in Athens has been ongoing for several years now, and many people say this is much due to one particular artist by the name of Lingua Franca. Franca is her name in the hip hop community, but she wears two other hats where she is referred to as Mariah Parker. This staple of the hip hop scene in Athens is actually a doctoral student, active political advocate, and local rapper all at once.Image result for lingua franca athens ga
Parker goes by Lingua Franca because in linguistics a lingua franca is language that is used to communicate across cultural boundaries.
“I feel like that’s what hip hop is. Hip hop is global and it touches peoples hearts across all sorts of cultural boundaries which is why I feel like my music is a lingua franca.”