“Catcall, Shouldercheck is multi-media concert experience brought to you by Boston’s own Oompa. ‘Catcall, Shouldercheck,’ just like Oompa's music, explores the intersections of class, blackness, queerness, fatness, and the way that joy becomes a revolutionary experience when in the body of people at those intersections.
Oompa is a nationally-acclaimed, Boston-born, poet, rapper, and educator, who is forever representing the queer, black, orphaned, hood kids. Oompa is the winner of the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and a finalist at the 2016 National Poetry Slam. She has been featured on the cover of Dig Boston, in Huffington Post, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, NPR Boston’s The ARTery, Improper Bostonian, and Vanyaland, among others. Oompa's debut album, November 3rd, explores grief after losing her mother, systemic racism, college as a queer black woman, and many social justice topics. It was named one of Dig Boston's Top 30 Local Albums of 2016 and one of Allston Pudding’s Favorite albums of 2016. She is nominated for six Boston Music Awards this year and is currently working on her second full-length album. For more information, live-performance videos, or photos, she can be found on all social media platforms as @OompOutLoud, or at her website OompOutLoud.com