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Music Break: Revisit Dessa’s Heart, Strings with the Argus Quartet and Matthew Santos

Originally Aired: Friday, October 30, 2020

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Writer and musician Dessa

Photo by William Clark

Overview

Watch an encore video stream as we revisit this thrilling evening of performance and conversation with musician Dessa, the Argus Quartet and Grammy-nominated vocalist Matthew Santos. WNYC’s John Schaefer hosted.

Last year, Dessa (who cut her teeth as a rapper in the Doomtree crew) recorded a live album with the Grammy-winning Minnesota Orchestra called Sound the Bells: Recorded Live at Orchestra Hall. She came to The Greene Space for this special event to explore the unlikely friendship she forged with the world class-symphonic orchestra. Recorded in November 2019, the show features moving string arrangements, writerly lyrics, funny stories and a chance to see the gears turning on an unusual creative process.

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