Toshi Reagon's 37th Annual Birthday Concert: From The Bunker Studio - Joe's Pub Live!
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TOSHI REAGON'S 37TH ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CONCERT FROM THE BUNKER STUDIO & ARTIST PANEL
Panel Discussion on The Birthday Concerts Hosted by Helga Davis
January 30th, 2021 at 7:15PM
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Toshi Reagon's 37th Annual Birthday Concert from The Bunker Studio
With Ganessa James, Allison Miller, Alex Nolan, and Toshi Reagon
January 30th, 2021 at 8:00PM
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Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely return virtually for Toshi’s 37th annual birthday celebration. Reagon’s annual birthday shows have become staples of the New York performance ecosystem, and this performance will mark an incredible artist’s journey.
Toshi Reagon has been described by Vibe magazine as “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride” and by Pop Matters as “a treasure waiting to be found,” Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music.” Toshi is a Singer/Musician/Composer/Producer/Curator. Her music has been featured in film and television and she has collaborated with several dance companies including Urban Bush Woman, Jane Comfort, and LAVA. She is the founder of WORD*ROCK*&SWORD: A Festival Celebration of Women’s Lives, an 8-day festival that takes place in NYC every September. She has curated several events in NYC including her GoodFolk series in collaboration with Joe’s Pub and The Schomburg Center for Black Research in Black Culture’s Women in Jazz Festival.
Toshi has had the pleasure of working with Lenny Kravitz, Lizz Wright, Ani DiFranco, Carl Hancock Rux, Nona Hendryx, Pete Seeger, Chocolate Genius, and many other amazing artists, including her favorite collaborator, her mom, Bernice Johnson Reagon. Yaa Asantewaa writes, “Toshi knows the power of song to focus, unite and mobilize people. If you’ve been lucky enough to be in Toshi’s presence, you know you can’t walk away from her without feeling better about yourself as a human being. She aims for nothing less.” Toshi has been the recipient of a NYFA award for Music Composition, The Black Lily Music and Film Festival Award for Outstanding Performance. She is a National Women’s History Month Honoree, and is the 2010 recipient of OutMusic’s Heritage Award
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