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Princess Nokia performs in Brooklyn for first US edition of London’s Moniker fair

Princess Nokia

London’s contemporary urban art fair Moniker is coming to Brooklyn during Frieze New York this year, and it has found the perfect personality to celebrate its first US edition. Princess Nokia, the 25-year-old, Afro-Puerto Rican feminist rapper from the Bronx, will perform two back-to-back shows at the Brooklyn arts and music space Elsewhere from 5-6 May to coincide with the event. “When thinking about who to partner with, Princess Nokia was the obvious choice. Not only is she a native New Yorker who embraces art and politics, she is also a strong female whose genre bending fits naturally with the ethos of the artists shown at Moniker,” says the fair’s director Tina Ziegler. “Her career mirrors that of the Urban Art and Street Art movements, starting underground and gaining wide recognition.” Early bird tickets for the shows are on sale through Moniker’s website, and include free one-day entry to the fair. A portion of each ticket will go to Elsewhere’s Landscape programme, which funds new work by emerging and international artists installed in the venue.