Grace Galu Kalambay
Grace Galu Kalambay is a vocalist, actor, musical director, guitarist, and composer. Grace is a 20-year member of and recently featured in BuskerBall 2022. She recorded the music video “Firelight” with Fearless Music. Her composition “Ordinary Sentiment” was featured in the Ed Burns film “Purple Violets,'' which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Grace devised The Mendelssohn Electric with Trusty Sidekick and was cast as the lead in their production The Gospel Electric, commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory. She is a core member of the band Soul Inscribed and is a three-time recipient of cultural ambassadorship for the American Music Abroad program. Grace is also a recipient of the NEFA NTP grant and a Creative Capital Fund award. Grace is the composer for Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville, produced by Here Arts and presented by La Mama. The New York Times reviewed Cannabis! at its premiere at La Mama Theater and singled out Grace’s performance as “a powerhouse vocalist.” She voiced Wisdom in Nia Witherspoon’s production The Dark Girl Chronicles (2021 at The Shed). She is currently the musical director, composer, and a lead performer touring Haint Blu with Urban Bush Women.
Revolution occurs when the longing for self-actualization outweighs the fear of being cast out, ridiculed, imprisoned, impoverished, or tormented. When hopefulness becomes unsustainable and the willingness to protect our dreams becomes contagious.
Grace Galu is a chanteuse provocateur and is on a mission to protect our sacred histories through song. Songs that we know, but don’t really know. Songs that we learned without being taught. Songs that weren’t meant for “us” but are still meaningful to us.
Grace Galu will sing a new version of old songs; for you, and with you.
Raising Voices Festival
Saturday, September 23, 2023
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 24, 2023
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission is free. Registration is highly encouraged.
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