An Evening of Freedom Songs with Chaney Sims
Grammy-nominated singer and performer Chaney Sims presents an evening channeling freedom songs of the Civil Rights era, featuring Crystal Monee Hall, Shelley Nicole from blaKbüshe and Ashley Phillips.
Chaney Sims was raised in Queens, listening to her parent's collection of old school R&B, soul, blues, jazz and work songs. Steeped in these musical traditions, she is dedicated to sharing their significance, revamping classics to reflect her experiences as a queer woman of color, and telling her story. In 2013 Chaney was nominated for a Grammy Award and two Blues Music Awards, for their debut album, And Still I Rise, an international collaboration that honors African-American roots music recorded with the Heritage Blues Orchestra (HBO). She has also received an Award of Distinction from the Fresh Fruit Festival for her performance in tribute to LGBTQ Jazz greats at Joe's Pub.
Photo by J.F. Picaut
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