Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Rah Zen

Creator & Director of Nightworks, Rah Zen, is a beatmaking polymath at the vanguard of the city's burgeoning beat community. His rich sound consisting of vibrant sample chops, textural percussion & pulsing bass woven into off-kilter, swinging drums, always goes beyond the beat to tell the stories found in his projects Upon the Apex, Midnight Satori and most recently, In Rah Form Vol. 1. Upon the Apex received honours at the end of 2019 such as Bandcamp's Best Beat Tapes of the Year, WBUR The ARTery 15 Best Albums Out of Boston, and XLR8R's Best Releases. His debut, Midnight Satori, was listed in Passion of the Weiss Best 50 Albums of 2017 right under SZA, Tyler the Creator and Jay-Z. Rah's relationship with music feels innate, pulsing through his bloodline in an easily traceable way, but also readily apparent in his thought process. Between his beatmaking craft and Nightworks, Rah Zen is dedicated to the creative business of world-building.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Jacob
Job Title/Position: 
Organizer/Performing Artist/Musician
Mailing Address: 
42 Commonwealth Avenue
Apt. 1
Boston, MA 02116
Physical Address: 
42 Commonwealth Avenue Apt. 1
Boston, MA 02116
Last Name: 
Gilman
Phone: 
9788869706

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - Audio / Sound
Music - Dance / DJ
Year Founded: 
2017
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Events Per Year: 
15
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
State
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
Northeastern University
Awards: 
Bandcamp Best Beat Tapes 2019
XLR8R Best Releases 2019
WBUR The ARTery Best Albums Out of Boston 2019

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Power Source
PA System
Table for Electronic Equipment
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$10,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
10