Hear Me Talkin' to You: Womxn & Blues
Thu, Apr 13 at 7:30pm
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Amplifying the stories, songs and voices of womxn and non-binary artists through blues and blues-influenced music. This show is part of an exciting series, curated by Reese T.
Seattle soul singer, emcee, curator, coach, City of Seattle Music Commissioner and Black Auntie, Adra Boo, navigates many spaces, wearing many hats! Musically, she’s been a singer/songwriter for indie-soul duo Fly Moon Royalty and new-wave-noir band Hotels, and as a solo entertainer, recording with a variety of Seattle staples. As an emcee, Adra has captivated small and large audiences alike for a number of events and organizations including The GSBA, YWCA, Rain City Rock Camp, Artist Home, City of Seattle, City of Redmond, multiple Pride orgs, and more. Boo has also performed as a member of both Simone Pin Productions and Dark Diamonds Burlesque, and she’s shared stages with local and internationally known music and burlesque performers. She is also the creator of #BlackHotSunday, events and showcases focused on Black music, Black vendors, and Blackness to the front! A veteran performer on a myriad of stages, Boo has been compared to timeless musicians like Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, unafraid to ruffle feathers or rouse would-be audiences. And while all of these efforts cause her to stand out in the city, it’s her work as an artistic liaison that has made her a local legend.
Taryn Rene Dorsey is a musician, and singer. She was the drummer of the all Black-woman punk band NighTraiN, DJ Silk Safari for Base Tan, co-creator of POC as Fuck, co-producer of Hoodstock Festival and more. Her goal is to create a space where black and brown folks are highlighted, recognized, and uplifted in the arts.
Originally from Brazil, Adriana Giordano is the vocalist and percussionist for several Northwest-based Brazilian bands, including Entremundos Quarteto, En Canto, and Foleada. She co-founded and sometimes leads the musicians’ Jam Night at Capitol Cider, and through her company, Giordano Productions, presents concerts by renowned Brazilian artists to the Northwest audience. Known for her remarkably agile voice, Adriana also leads innovative music projects and works collaboratively with many artists.
Amber Flame is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, activist and educator, whose work has garnered residencies with Hedgebrook, Vermont Studio Center, and more. In her writing, Flame explores spirituality and sexuality, cross-woven with themes of grief and loss, motherhood and magic, and the interstitial joy in it all. As the singer-songwriter front of her band, Last of the RedHot Mamas, her original music is heavily influenced by both blues and choral music, often morphing from the comfortable into something new through the use of loops. A former church kid from the Southwest, Flame’s work is published in diverse arenas, including Def Jam Poetry, Nailed Magazine, Winter Tangerine, and Split This Rock, with her first full-length poetry collection, Ordinary Cruelty, published in 2017 through Write Bloody Press. Flame’s second book of poetry, apocrifa, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Amber Flame is a queer Black dandy mama who falls hard for a jumpsuit and some fresh kicks.