Abdu Ali is an avant-garde electronic musician, writer, and multidisciplinary artist based in Baltimore. Their music is an idiosyncratic blend of punk, jazz, Baltimore club music, and rap. Their creative work is a yielding poetic uprise that often interrogates ideas of identity as well as narrates and promotes liberation from oppressive ideologies and systems. Abdu has done several tours across the U.S. and Europe, and through their energetic visceral performances, spiritualizing audiences, they have been anointed as a cosmic, punk, and soulful tempest on stage. Ali, is also the founder of Kahlon, an iconic underground party that radicalized the artistic climate and made space for marginalized musicians in Baltimore. Kahlon ended in 2017 and in 2019 birthed as they lay, a fluid creative project focused on conjuring collaboration, digital media, & dialogue-based exhibitions. Unapologetically black and queer, Abdu Ali’s work is bold, raw, and most importantly life-affirming.