Unmute Magazine: Virtual Performances and Conversations on Emancipation
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Amplifying the voices of underrepresented creatives, join Eki’Shola Edwards and other multi-talented performers in an evening of music, spoken word, and creativity. Featuring April Gee and Michael Fecskes.
About the artists:
Eki’Shola’s music is “Half-time electronic soul for the mind” - Resident Advisor. Featured in PBS, NPR Tiny Desk Contest, KQED and most recently selected Best of the Bay 2020 Editors’ Pick, Eki’Shola’s music transcends genre, as she seamlessly draws from jazz, electronica, and soul music to create a sonic landscape all her own. A vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and physician, Eki’Shola uses her music as a conduit for healing. Completing her virtual tour in 2021 for her fourth solo album and inspired by observing the need for amplifying the voices of underrepresented creatives, Eki’Shola was moved to create and launch Unmute Magazine, a digital publication by and mainly for BIPOC artists. ASCAP Plus winner and four-time NorBay Music awardee, she has shared the stage with Dr. Donald Byrd and Steve Turre and has opened for artists including Bebel Gilberto, DakhaBrakha, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Lucky Otis, and Kitaro and is currently working on her fifth solo album, かえる(Kaeru).
April G goes by the moniker “Containher”. She’s an SF Bay Area renaissance woman whose music interweaves folk, pop, and electronic with a deeply melodic core led by her heartfelt vocals. Her current suite of songs and new collaborations exist : to remind us all of what we really have on this beautiful planet, to remind us of what we can be at our best, and to also let us know what we stand to lose if we don’t.
A native of the North Bay Area, Michael Fecskes currently performs as a soloist, chamber musician, and in contemporary collaborative efforts around the world. He is currently the Artistic Director at ViVO Youth Orchestras, a non-profit in Sonoma Valley whose aim is to change lives through music instruction. As a composer, his work is reflective of the times and is meant to be performed as a representation of human emotion and experience.
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