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Lia Chang: DK Dyson and Brooklyn Blessings at Joe’s Pub on 8/14

DK Dyson performs at Joe's Pub on August 14 in New York.

DK Dyson performs at Joe's Pub on August 14 in New York.

I recently worked with the very talented vocalist/composer DK Dyson in the Gurfein Foundation/Ntozake Shange Play Reading Series reading of Derek Walcott’s Marie Laveau, presented by Woodie King’s New Federal Theatre at the Castillo Theatre in New York, and was delighted to hear that she’ll be performing in New York with her band Brooklyn Blessings at Joe’s Pub on August 14 at 9pm.

Fresh from her European tour as lead vocalist in Don Byron’s New Gospel Quintet, at Joe’s Pub she’ll be sharing the bill with Byron, performing her favorite classic Rock/Soul songs, as well as some of her originals with her band Brooklyn Blessings.

Dyson travels comfortably through music categories such as Jazz, R&B, Pop, Rock and World Music. She co-led the Sony / Epic band EYE & I, a group that broke down racial and musical stereotypes with a sound that married heavy Rock and Funk with Jazz smarts. The critically acclaimed release of “EYE & I”, on Epic Records, garnered Dyson a Best New Female Vocalist nod from the NY Music Awards.

Her diverse range is documented by recordings and performances with Living Colour, Don Byron, Steve Coleman, Caetano Veloso, Paulinho De Costa, Ornette Coleman, The Ambitious Lovers, Daniel Ponce, Kip Hanrahan, Bill Laswell, and the Jazz Passengers (performing with Marvis Staples and Debbie Harry).

Her soulful voice can be heard in the film by Thomas Allen Harris That’s My Face. Recently she scored the short film The Task and composed and performed the television theme songs for the nationally syndicated shows “Our World” and “Black Business Report”.

On her solo album “Rising Sun”, Dykson combines her original song writing and singing with Sanskrit, Yoruba and Native American chants. She has also flavored the dance companies of Abdel Salaam (Forces of Nature), Bill T. Jones, David Rousseve, Diane Mckintyre, and Ron Brown with her live vocalese stylings.

DK Dyson at Joe’s Pub
Friday, August 14.
425 Lafayette St. (near Astor Place)
$15.00 advance & $18.00 at the door

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One comment on “Lia Chang: DK Dyson and Brooklyn Blessings at Joe’s Pub on 8/14

  1. dk dyson
    August 22, 2009

    Peace Lia,Thanx so much for posting my event.I wish you all the good your beautiful soul can hold!

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