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Gaelynn Lea on music, representation, and more | Music Features | Savannah News, Events, Restaurants, Music

Violinist, singer, and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been playing music since she was a child, but it was relatively recently that she started writing songs. Her natural ability for songwriting paid off, garnering her critical acclaim as an artist and even landing her a notable appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert video series. Lea initially…

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Utopia Soundstage presents Caribbean Music Factory

The widely heralded Trinidadian trumpeter and composer Etienne Charles. Far more than a talent scout, booker and promoter, the Catskill Jazz Factory is nothing short of a jazz incubator and advancement league. Located improbably in the center of Catskill ski territory, CJF identifies, develops and abides the brightest young stars of jazz (and remember, 40…

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Bomba Con Buya: a celebration of Puerto Rican music | Music Features | Savannah News, Events, Restaurants, Music

Bomba is a Puerto Rican musical tradition, rooted in percussive sounds. It’s an art form that many who aren’t familiar with Puerto Rican culture may not be aware of, but Bomba Con Buya—a Chicago-based ensemble—has been spending the last several years bringing awareness to it. The group, which features top-notch musicians from the Chicago area,…

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‘People With Disabilities Have Value’: Musician Advocates for Disability Rights in Vt. Swing

A standout performer’s concert tour is making a swing through New England. And while she’s in the spotlight, she’s advocating for disability rights. “People with disabilities have value,” said Gaelynn Lea of Duluth, Minnesota, a singer and violinist. Lea’s music communicates both life’s joys and its sorrows to audiences around the nation. “I want them…

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