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Benbow Family Reunion Concert

Artist in Residence: Kia LaBeija

Friday February 23 2024 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm ET
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In-person event


Kia LaBeija takes stage with her father, renowned jazz artist Warren Benbow and her brother, actor and composer Kenn Michael, for an intimate concert based on stories and intersectional family memories between a musical father, his two children, and their walks in NYC.

Warren Benbow is a drummer who has worked with Nina Simone, Jimmy Owens, Larry Willis, Eddie Gómez, Olu Dara, Michael Urbaniak, Teruo Nakamura, and was an original member of James Blood Ulmer’s band ‘Odyssey’.


Leadership support for The Greene Space’s Artist in Residence program is provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation. Additional support is provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The photography by Kia LaBeija for Blindspot was supported by a grant from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, a nonprofit organization that promotes coverage of social inequality and economic justice.

Kia LaBeija

Credit: Photo by Taína Larot

Kia Michelle Benbow, known professionally as Kia LaBeija, is an image maker and storyteller born and raised in the heart of New York City, Hell’s Kitchen. She composes theatrical autobiographical works ranging from photography, live performance, text based mediums, and film. She’s presented work at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Tate Modern, The Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of The City of New York, The Bronx Museum of the Arts,  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The International Center for Photography The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, and the Performa ’19 Biennial.

Heavily involved in New York’s Iconic House and Ballroom scene for over a decade, Kia was a member of the Royal House of LaBeija from 2012 to 2019, serving as the Overall Mother from 2017 to 2019. She received a BA from the New School University and is currently pursuing an MFA in Fine Arts. She is a 2019 Creative Capital Awardee alongside her partner Taína Larot.

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1 hour and 15 minutes
The Greene Space
44 Charlton St
New York , NY 10014 United States

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