Opening set by Photocomfort
Anjimile won the world over with the clear-eyed honesty of his first record—a meditation on spirituality and liberation, bolstered by Anjimile’s delicate, earthy vocals. Giver Taker drew on musical influences ranging from African pop and Sufjan Stevens to a childhood spent in the church. NPR deemed it one of the 50 best albums of 2020. In his critically acclaimed 2023 album, The King, he continues exploring what it means to be a Black trans person in America.
The ICA is pleased to welcome Anjimile back to Boston after a 2021 move to the South. Anjimile first hit the stage in Boston while a music industry student at Northeastern University. He recorded several EPs and albums on his own, and his star rose when his 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Concert contest entry was deemed the best out of Boston. The King showcases the perfect marriage between Anjimile’s lyricism and musicality and the power of brilliant production.