Georgia Anne Muldrow To Headline Can A Sista Rock A Mic Festival in Washington D.C.
Soul/Funk/Hip-Hop Performer Chosen as Featured Artist by B-Girl Manifesto
(Brooklyn, NY August 2, 2007) The Washington, DC-area Can A Sista Rock A Mic? festival’s featured artist this year is critically acclaimed producer/vocalist Georgia Anne Muldrow, known for her soulful innovations, free-jazz soundscapes, and bottom-heavy beats. Half of the soul, funk, hip-hop project G&D, Georgia will be joined on stage by her partner Dudley Perkins. Known to underground hip-hop fans as Declaime, Dudley is the only man slated to take the stage; the festival is a live music and visual arts showcase charged with giving female independent hip-hop artists a platform to speak their minds, be seen, and be heard.
G&D will be headlining the opening event “Beauty and the Beat:” D.C.¬ís first ever “lady beat maker” competition. The event will also feature visual art and DJ Earth1ne on the decks and will take place on August 8th at 8:30PM (doors at 7) at the Rock & Roll Hotel in D.C.
Joining G&D at the festival are a collection of talented female emcees and vocalists, including legends such as MC Lyte and Bahamadia. Can A Sista Rock A Mic? is affiliated with B-Girl Manifesto, an organization dedicated to celebrating women in independent arts. The festival will take place from August 7th through the 12th and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the DCTV Youth Video Festival.
Background on G&D: Through the music on their upcoming album The Message Uni Versa (Look Records), G&D are determined to spread love, hope and unity. Georgia Anne Muldrow springs from a family of creative musicians, whose roots run deep in the ’60s and ’70s progressive jazz scene. Their innovation passed to their daughter, who approaches her labyrinth of keyboards, synthesizers, and various instruments with a fresh perspective every time. Dudley Perkins – one of the most healing, humorous, and potent voices in music– is best known for his albums with super producer Madlib: A Lil¬í Light in 2003 and Expressions (2012 A.U.) in 2006. Together, G&D are making some serious sonic waves. The Message Uni Versa will be in stores on September 25th.