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.
The November edition features DJ Luna Rósa, musician Melissa McMillan, comedian Marie Faustin, a conversation about inclusivity and community building with the founders of Ethel’s Club, and more!
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.
Ethel’s Club is an experimental multi-use space for people of color. They believe that people of color are long overdue for a space that centers the whole of their identity and experiences. Their intention is to recognize and give power to your presence, voice and needs. When marginalized communities are empowered, everyone benefits.
Melissa McMillan is a singer/songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY, riding the lines between jazz, R&B, and pop. Aside from her own project, Melissa is also a co-founder of Femme Jam, an all-female led monthly jam session in Brooklyn and a proud member of the Resistance Revival Chorus, a chorus of over 60 women who come together to sing protest songs in the spirit of collective joy and resistance. She can also be seen touring with The Killers. Her latest releases can be found on all streaming platforms.
Marie Faustin is an NYC-based comedian and actress. She has appeared on Broad City, Comedy Central Stand-Up, MTV’s Girl Code, VH1, The BET Awards and TruTV. She co-hosted Viceland’s nightly variety show VICE LIVE, as well as Oxygen’s Very Real Talk. Marie was named a 2018 Comedian You Should Know by Vulture. She was also selected as one of Just For Laughs Montreal’s New Faces in 2017. Marie co-hosts the weekly podcast The Unofficial Expert as well as the notable and long-running stand-up showcase Comedy at the Knit at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. She has also appeared on podcasts like Las Culturistas, Inside The Closet, Girls Gotta Eat and more.
Naj Austin is a serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Ethels Club, the first private social and wellness club designed with people of color in mind. She has spent the last five years in the real estate and hospitality tech industry, building digital and physical products meant to make the world a more inclusive and equitable space.
Luna Rósa is a Mexican-American, Brooklyn-based DJ, producer, and Multi-instrumentalist. While primarily influenced by Hip Hop, Funk, & Soul, Luna has always had an ear for music from across the globe. After having traveled/performed throughout parts of Europe, South Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America, her work inevitably began to transcend any one genre.
A self-proclaimed “Pilot of Music,” she’s known for taking her audiences on journeys through international sound; curating timeless, upbeat musical experiences that often fuse Hip Hop/R&B, American Top 40, and Electronic Dance Music with elements of Brazilian funk, afro beat, and latin house.
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