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Beat Fairy

DCJF Performance Date(s) and Venue(s)

June 15, 2017 8:00PM
Sotto DC McPherson Square
1610 14th Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia

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Artist Bio

A sunny little singer found herself performing in one African band after another: The Griot Street Band with Grammy-nominated Griot from Mali Cheick Hamala Diabate, The BuBu Gang with Sierra Leonean musical revolutionary Janka Nabay, and The Bele Bele Rhythm Collective with a powerful troupe of women led by Kristen Arant. The rhythms were infectious. The music took her back to the ground, the earth; her feet felt alive. She began to hear all music through the lens of these percussive sounds. And thus, joined by guitarist Rob Coltun, a band mate in several of these musical projects, she created The Beat Fairy.