Omar‘s Hat is an ever evolving collective of creative minds, hosting shows and jam sessions like no other. This offering will be a set of music featuring a group of world class musicians, followed by an open jam featuring select special guests to sit in with the band. Their special guests include Shakoor Hakeem on percussion and Emilio Modeste on horns.
“Omar‘s Hat started on the corner of 45th and Locust when a group of musicians gathered in a place called Meskerem to spark a jam that’s never stopped since. This collective is our open act of rebellion, always expanding, never settling. This music is our love for Philadelphia, for a history of sounds that make and remake us every day. Our music is for Omar, whose dance never quit reminding us that each day is to be treasured; that you can always find magic in the everyday. This music is for you, come join in. All creative attitudes are welcomed and celebrated. Omar‘s Hat is free to try on and wear out and pass off to a friend or a loved one or a sister or a stranger. We thank you for being a part of the vibe.”
-Isaac Silber, founding member of Omar‘s Hat & PHD Candidate at NYU
This event is part of Painted Bride’s “Open Market” series. Our “Open Market” event series, running now through summer, welcomes you to our new hub space on Market Street. We’ve co-created exciting programs with multiple local artists for Bride friends, old and new.