Hip-hop, funk, classical fusion, and neo-punk musicians share the stage.
The Philadelphia-based Leeway Foundation supports women and transgender artists in the Delaware Valley who create social change through their artwork. Reverberations features performances by four musicians who have received grants from the Leeway Foundation.
The performances are:
Qian Li (ACG ’10)
Indonesian gamelan and Japanese taiko percussion blended with Western classical music.
Earth-fx (ACG ’07)
Conscious neo-funk and soul .
Ethel Cee (ACG ’10)
Hip-hop stylings backed by DJ Ultraviolet.
Camae Dennis (ACG ’07) and Selina Carrera (ACG '09)
Funky, heavily punk-inspired hip-hop sound that defies traditional music standards.
Each of these performers brings a unique story to their musical practice: creating space for women in a heavily male dominated hip-hop music industry, creating more visibility for people of color in a predominantly white punk music scene, or reworking traditional cultural practices through a fusion with other genres. ''Reverberations is what each of these performers is a creating: a new rhythm or vibration that continues beyond their own work, creating new patterns and ways of seeing the world'' says Leeway Executive Director Denise Brown.
For interview requests, images, or more information please contact Sara Zia Ebrahimi at (215) 545-4078, ext. 14 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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