From National Sawdust: “The Revolution Vol. 26”

National Sawdust

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Bianca Muñiz, Aberdeen, and Brittany Campbell

Saturday, April 28th — 10pm

About the Show

THE REVOLUTION is a performance series highlighting Brooklyn & Harlem based artists + musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre.

This local musical movement empowers community, change, and activism through performance and unity amongst the arts. Once a month, three different artists showcasing three different genres have a chance to spread love, light, and awareness through their music and their stories. This series supports revolutionary artistry and how important music is to healing, in all aspects of life.

As a part of VOL. 26, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances

from local artists;

Bianca Muñiz, Aberdeen, and Brittany Campbell

Bianca Muñiz
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Bianca Muñiz is a 23 year old singer, songwriter, and pianist; living in Manhattan, New York, who has taken flight on the music scene. Bianca has a truly unique way of captivating the unspoken; she takes her listeners inside of her mind, painting unapologetic pictures of vulnerable yet passionate truths, while entangling them into her uplifting experiences, without any refrains. With music of such originality, it makes it difficult to categorize into one genre, she calls it avant-pop.
In 2016, Bianca released her first EP, Scary Dreams. She has since released two singles, two music videos and is currently working on her first full length album, entitled For You.
She has a daunting arsenal of life experience from which she draws inspiration to create powerful music. She is an individual with a drive to do good and spread love throughout the world through music.

Aberdeen
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Aberdeen is an indie rock brass band based out of Brooklyn, NY. They create an overwhelming wall of sound with soaring, horn-driven melodies, supported by a bed of distorted guitars and raucous drums. Think a Trombone Shorty/Explosions in the Sky/Kamasi Washington super group. Brian Plautz is the primary songwriter in the band, along with Alex Conroy and Shubh Saran. The eight-piece band, featuring two saxophones, trombone, trumpet, two guitars, bass and drums never ceases to fill a room with energy.

Brittany Campbell
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“Brittany Campbell is the artist people dream to be.” – Deli Magazine. Blending elements of RnB, Pop, Electronic Soul, and Rock, Campbell is a true Avatar of the new direction of today’s music industry. With independent artist breakthroughs such as Odd Future, Chvrches, Banks, and Macklemore, never was there a more opportune time for the DIY artist to break through the “glass ceiling” nor has there ever been a time where the ability to wear many hats was more vital to an artist’s career. An award winning singer, songwriter, producer and visual artist, Campbell is unequivocally equipped to tackle the industry’s ever-changing climate exemplifying the virtues of musical reverence, visual innovation, curated collaboration, and pure raw talent. Boasting 4 studio releases, her debut EP Nerd (2011) reaching the Top 10 NYC pop charts, her second studio album Heroes (2014) claiming an Independent Music Award for best pop album, has made her unarguably an artist to watch but perhaps even more exciting, is her newfound merging of music and animation. “An inspired audio-visual experience”, according to Paper Magazine, Brittany has captured the attention of both the music and art world. Her animated music videos appearing in a multitude of festivals such as The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (2016) and Legends of Hollywood Film Festival (2016). Currently, Brittany is in studio, working on a 4 part series called Stay Gold that she calls her “personal fantasia”. The first of the series, released Feb 2016, received positive reviews – Complex Mag calling her the “future of soul”.

Tickets, you will have to visit the web page, https://nationalsawdust.org/event/the-revolution-vol-26/#toggle-id-3, because they cannot manage to put up a link that can be copied.

See the full article here .

National Sawdust, is an unparalleled, artist-led, nonprofit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

In a city teeming with venues, National Sawdust is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres a home in which they can flourish, a setting where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work.

As a composer, I believe the role of an artist in the 21st century should be that of creator, educator, activist, and entrepreneur. I believe that 21st-century composers/artists need to be thinking about what impact they can have on their existing community, both locally and globally. At NS we believe in remaining flexible and true to the needs of artists. Our core mission is centered on the support of emerging artists, and on commissioning and supporting the seeds of ideas. Each year, we explore one large theme and construct programming and questions around that theme. This year, that theme is Origins. With this season, we are channeling the National Sawdust mission—empowering high-level artistry, regardless of training, genre, or fame—through multicultural artists who tell their stories through their music. Ultimately, Origins is a radical sharing of culture. We hope this cultural storytelling of the highest caliber will help bring our divided country closer together.

We also believe the future of new art lives in education. To us, education is about giving young people and community members opportunities and tools to explore their potential for artistic and creative expression. But it is also about ensuring that artists themselves never stop learning – about their craft, about the work of their peers, about the business of the arts, about their own capacities to be educators and advocates. NS facilitates this kind of learning by bringing together artists from around the world in exciting composition- based projects, teaching opportunities, cultural exchanges, and hands-on management experience. Through this cultural synthesis artists leave lasting impressions on one another, become more versatile and resilient professionals, and create works that reflect a plural understanding of American society.

–Paola Prestini, co-founder & Artist Director

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