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Brown Girls Burlesque & Nucomme present Betty's Story

August 13

Joe's Pub


Doors at 9PM
Show at 9:30PM

Betty’s Story is a multimedia musical tribute to Betty Mabry Davis—ex-wife and muse of Miles Davis, contemporary of Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, and innovator of jazz funk fusion. Raunchy, raw, outrageous, Betty was decades ahead of her time in the early ‘70s, when she released three critically acclaimed albums steeped in sexual energy, in your face takes on love, power, and gender roles. She disappeared from the music scene in the mid-‘70s her musical and stylistic influence are evident in Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew album and in the work of artists like Madonna and Prince. Nucomme tells Betty’s Story through live musical performance, dance, radio interviews and photos.

Nucomme
Texas-Born Vocalist, Singer-Songwriter,Guitarist, arranger, producer, poet and actress; Nucomme has been building a buzz since 2004 performing internationally and sharing the stage alongside artist such as Tamar Kali , Joi, Kymberli Nicole, Greg Tate, The Black Rock Coalition and many other Soul, Jazz and contemporary artists.

Nucomme's desire to study the musical soundscapes and history is what led her to New York City. Like many artists her Classical studies at Hunter College was just the taste she needed to continue to explore NYC. She met Greg Tate of Burnt Sugar Arkestra when she lived in Harlem he introduced her to the heartbeat of the NYC music scene. From there she pieced together a revolving door of musicians she calls The Curators, she wrote and produced her first album "Hologram".

Since 2010 Nucomme has been introducing new audiences to Betty's Story: a living legend many had forgotten existed or thought was dead. Betty's Story has gained attention and support from fans worldwide and sold out the world famous Apollo and Brooklyn Museum.

Brown Girls Burlesque
Brown Girls Burlesque’s mission is to Entertain, Titillate, Educate and Liberate! Through theatrical and cabaret burlesque shows in cities like New York, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and in university lecture halls BGB creates platforms for artistic expression that empower women of color and bring scintillating entertainment to all who behold their witty and diverse shows. 

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