Guante is a hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, social justice activist, educator and writer. His work, which explores the places where progressive politics, magical realism, working-class identity and the power of perspective intertwine, has been featured in URB Magazine’s “Next 1000” list, City Pages’ “Artists of the Year” list, CMJ, Feministing and the Progressive, and he's shared bills with Talib Kweli, Atmosphere, Andrea Gibson, Dead Prez, Sage Francis, Brother Ali, Mr. Lif, P.O.S., Zion I and many more. Guante also founded the MN Activist Project, writes a weekly column at Opine Season, curates the Hip Hop Against Homophobia concert series and facilitates writing and performance workshops for youth.

Past Shows


Jan
21
st
2016
7th St Entry
Jan
21
st
2016
7th St Entry

Guante and Dis-Play

with ANDRE MARIETTE with AYVAH & JENESSA LASOTA, SPENCER JOLES, NAZEEM and more!
Dec
13
th
2015
7th St Entry
Dec
13
th
2015
7th St Entry

Sarah White, Aym Telos, Guante and more!

with Big Zach and shrimpnose
Jul
10
th
2015
Turf Club
Jul
10
th
2015
Turf Club

Valet

with Guante, WHATEVER FOREVER and Gramofone
Nov
2
nd
2014
Mainroom
Nov
2
nd
2014
Mainroom

Congressman Keith Ellison

Hosted by Congressman Keith Ellison
with Sims, Heiruspecs, Toki Wright and more!
Sep
12
th
2013
icehouse MPLS
Sep
12
th
2013
icehouse MPLS

Saul Williams

with Guante
Feb
1
st
2013
Mainroom
Jan
2
nd
2013
7th St Entry
Jan
2
nd
2013
7th St Entry

KILLSTREAK and Guante

with Christopher Michael Jensen and Lydia Liza
Jul
7
th
2011
7th St Entry
Jul
7
th
2011
7th St Entry

Prayers For Atheists

with Guante, Claire de Lune, TERRACIDE and more!
Jun
25
th
2011
7th St Entry
Jun
25
th
2011
7th St Entry

Junkyard Empire

with City on the Make, Toki Wright and Guante

More Shows

Mar
16
th
Turf Club

Tove Styrke

Dec
3
rd
Fine Line

Whitney

with Squirrel Flower
Oct
29
th
Turf Club

Skalloween ft. Space Monkey Mafia, The Prizefighters, Runaway Ricochet, Courtesy of Tim, and Goodbye Mordecai

Nov
14
th
7th St Entry

Victor Internet

with Ariel & The Culture and Estereomance