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Rhythm & Books Series


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As part of its ongoing celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2024, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) will launch its Rhythm & Books concerts – a series of intimate, live recordings featuring Texas-grown talent – 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the 40,000 Windows Café of UHD’s W.I. Dykes Library, One Main Building, in downtown Houston. The event is free and open to all.

The inaugural event of the series will feature local vocalist Valen the Valentine. Originally hailing from the Philippines, Valen will bring her own unique perspective to the Rhythm & Books stage. Her music reflects influences ranging from soul to contemporary R&B, and her soul-stirring voice and thought-provoking lyrics merge to tell powerful stories.

Predicated on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, UHD’s Rhythm & Books concerts are designed to provide a platform for Texas artists and contribute to Houston’s cultural wealth.