Madison McFerrin Presents: The Sissieretta Series
The Sissieretta Series
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The Greene Space announces its 2019 Fall and Winter Artist in Residence: Madison McFerrin. Madison is an independent singer-songwriter with a passion for creating community. After a jam-packed run at C’mon Everybody, McFerrin continues her Sissieretta series with a series of performances and conversations with women of color. From comedy and music to visual art and enlightening discussions, audiences are in for a treat that’s sure to be as uplifting as it is vibrant.
Each edition of her residency at The Greene Space will feature a unique lineup, curated by Madison herself. In addition to performances and intimate conversations, each show will be preceded by a happy hour featuring live DJ sets and artisanal crafts by artists of color for sale. This performance will feature the singer Adeline, and comedy by Kenice Mobley. There will also be a panel on wellness as it pertains to people of color, with Attia Taylor and Ife Obi.
Based in Brooklyn, Madison McFerrin’s unique sound has been described by Questlove as “soul-appella.” NPR described her as “a singer-songwriter on the rise” and Pitchfork Magazine declared “McFerrin is making a cappella cool again.” Her one-of-a-kind vocals can be heard in episodes of Comedy Central’s Broad City and HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness. Her residency coincides with the launch of her new EP You and I, out November 5th, along with a North American tour November 21st through December 3rd.
The Greene Space announces its 2019 Fall and Winter Artist in Residence: Madison McFerrin. Madison is an independent singer-songwriter whose enthralling and unique sound has garnered much acclaim, with Questlove characterizing it as a formidable “soulappella.” She joins us to present her special project, The Sissieretta Series, inspired by 19th century soprano Sissieretta Jones and her innovative productions, that showcased her unique vocals and her friends’ talents.
McFerrin will convene local performers, artisans, creatives and vendors, specifically highlighting women of color. Each show will be preceded by a happy hour featuring live DJ sets and artisanal crafts for sale.
A French-Caribbean juggernaut who sings, plays bass, writes and produces her own music. Adeline (pronounced adaleen) dominates any stage she performs on and captures her audience not only with her powerful voice but with her funky bass playing, daring personal style and soulful yet seductive dance moves. Born and raised in Paris, she moved to New York to realize her dreams, making Brooklyn her home.
Eager to express her individuality through her music, she fuses feminine prowess with brutish, powerful funk, soulful R&B and slinky disco. Her bass playing is dirty, her moves are sultry and her high range voice is unstoppable. She’s a bombshell that stretches herself as an artist and performer and continually refines her craft.
Kenice Mobley is a standup comedian and filmmaker who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Kenice performs stand up comedy around the world and recently participated in the Women in Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Festival and the Brooklyn Comedy Festival this year. She also appeared on Laughs on FOX and SiriusXM. She hosts Love About Town, an interview and relationship podcast available as part of the Women In Comedy Podcast Network and the Brain Machine Network.
Attia Taylor is a Brooklyn based writer, musician, and content producer. She is the founder and editor in chief of Womanly Magazine, a digital and print publication that circulates preventive-health information through art to women of color. Her work is rooted in social justice and health advocacy to bring inclusive and culturally relevant content to print and digital media.
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