Voices for Visibility

Our first annual Trans* Pride concert to showcase the talent and strength of the Trans* and Non-Binary community.

 

June 30th, 2021

7pm-9pm EDT

Free LiveStream

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Cidny Bullens

CIDNY BULLENS–This two-time Grammy nominee’s career has taken Cidny from singing back-up on tour with Elton John and singing lead vocals on the “Grease” movie soundtrack to having eight critically acclaimed solo albums, including the award winning Desire Wire, Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth, Neverlanddream #29, and Howling Trains and Barking Dogs.

PhotoCredit: CidnyBullens.com

Adeem the Artist

Adeem is a seventh-generation Carolinian, a makeshift poet, singer-songwriter, storyteller, and blue-collar Artist.

Visit Adeem: https://www.adeemtheartist.com/

Listen to them on Bandcamp: https://adeemtheartist.bandcamp.com/

 

Apollo Flowerchild

 

Carving feelings into words and words into songs
freezing time like magic even if its only 3 minutes long

Agender/Gender Non-Conforming

Venmo@ SheepShed
Cash app@ $SheepShed
Member of @mourningpeopleband

 

Hear them on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/goldenlamb

Apollo Flowerchild
Photo credit: http://jessyedmusic.com

Jessye Desilva

Jessye DeSilva’s (they/them/theirs) brand of indie folk music centers around a philosophy of radical openness and specificity in storytelling. They believe in the idea that empathy is an artist’s greatest tool in nurturing a sense of community with their listeners. Having grown up queer in a religious family, issues such as queer love, religious trauma, chosen family, and societal alienation figure prominently in their work. Armed with a piano and a voice which is both fierce and fragile, Jessye “… evokes a chest-ripping emotion that hovers inches above the ground, pouring forth the kind of wellspring folk music rarely witnesses” (Jason Scott, B-Sides and Badlands).

 

Hear them now on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jessye-desilva

Kukuly Uriarte

Kukuly is the front person for Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego’. A Knoxville based acoustic ensemble that plays Hot Jazz inspired by the music of legendary French Gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt, and jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli. The band’s extensive repertoire includes swing standards, ballads, bossa novas, tangos, waltzes, Latin songs and other vintage-jazz sources done in uniquely arranged styles. Playing everything from Django Reinhardt through Les Paul and Antonio Carlos Jobim, ‘Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego’ plays jazz that knows no border. The lineup includes: Guitarist and vocalist kukuly Uriarte; Violinist Seth Hopper; Guitarist and vocalist David Bivens; Drummer Kevin Krapf; sax, flute and clarinet player Anna Helms and Cello player Andy Bryenton, who is also the principal cellist for Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

Listen to them on Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/kukulyandthegypsyfuego

PhotoCredit: Kukuly Uriarte-FB

 

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PixieShawty

Drawing inspiration from artists like Rico Nasty, Frank Ocean and Audrey Nuna the EP became PixieShawty’s introduction into the music industry. Zai became almost obsessed with freestyling and this new way for a filmmaker to tell stories. Soon after and to Zai’s pleasant surprise they booked their first two gigs as an official rapper/vocalist one day after the other. The Pixie performed Hamilton’s “My Shot” (a song very different from their previous Hamilton performances) at the LOMA Black History Month celebration and “Pixie” (the first song off their EP) at one of the last big New York City parties before the Quarantine of 2020. PixieShawty dropped “Social Isolation”, a reflection of the times, a few weeks into Quarantine from their New York home. Currently, Zai and Ryan are working on several singles and supporters of Zai anticipate several other virtual modeling projects PixieShawty has been teasing.

 

Listen to them on Spotify: PixieShawty

Stranger Music

From Strangermusic.org: If you took the One from #TwentyOnePilots and doused him in #Logic, then lightly dusted him in the crazy of #SlimShady… You would get Stranger. A crazy caring rapper who once was a lady. #NF said.”

 

Hear him on https://strangermusic.org/music

Photocredit: Strangermusic.org

 

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