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WYEP PRESENTS: JOY OLADOKUN
May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$17
Saturday, May 7th, 2022
Doors at 7:00pm
Show at 8:00pm
Age Restriction: 18+
With her major label debut album,indefenseofmyownhappiness, Joy Oladokunis forging her own path, sharing the unique perspective she’s gained from living in today’s world as a black, queer woman and first-generation child of Nigerian immigrants. Born in Arizona and now living in Nashville, her musical exploration began at age ten when she was inspired to learn guitar after seeing a video of Tracy Chapman –the first time she’d ever seen a black woman play the instrument. The new record, which features collaborations with Maren Morris, Jensen McRae and Penny & Sparrow, has beennamed one of the “Best Albums of 2021 So Far” byVarietyandRollingStone, who proclaims, “a serious talent with a kind of low-key, casual ease…she’s always seeking out the light to point the way, making for one of the year’s most uplifting listens.” Additionally, NPR Music declares, “She has a remarkable ability to distill how forces at work in the world…she can make even social and political protest feel like an intimate, warmly human act.”
Singer-songwriter Bre Kennedy creates music soaked in rich storytelling with piercing pop sensibilities. For many years she wrote with other artists and for other artists, andis now allowing her own music to take center stage. Influenced by mesmerizing talents like Brandi Carlile, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty and Cat Power, her delicate, raspy sound simply soars. She has been featured on notable publications such as Billboard, Atwood Magazine, Paste Magazine and American Songwriter. The singer has also opened for renowned artists such as Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr. and Birdtalker. With her second EP released the following year in 2020 Twenty Something, she continues to build that momentum leading to an exciting release of her forthcoming debut album Note To Self arriving on October 8th.
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PGH Equality Center serves as a bridge that promotes education, advocacy, and social justice for all LGBTQIA+ people and allies in Western Pennsylvania. Our Vision is to cultivate a more collaborative, diverse, just, and empowered community.
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