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Queer Love Songs by Be Steadwell
June 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - June 10, 2018 @ 10:00 pm$15
Washington DC singer-songwriter Be Steadwell sings music from her new Album, Queer Love Songs. This performance offers laughter, catharsis and a breath of fresh air. Be’s courageous expression of emotion inspires and urges her audience to follow suit. Using loop pedal vocal layering, guitar and film, Be Steadwell offers Queer Love Songs as a reclamation of humanity.
Be Steadwell is a singer songwriter from Washington DC. With roots in jazz, acapella and folk-Be calls her music QUEER POP. In her live performances, she utilizes looping, vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage. Be’s original music features earnest lyricism, and proud LGBTQ content.
As she pursued her career in music, she began a career in film. Shooting and editing her own music videos, Becombined her love of music with narrative film. Her film Vow of Silence received awards at film festivals around the world, including Black Star, QWOCMAP, and Fringe Fest UK. This year, Issa Rae Featured Vow of Silence in her Short Film Sundays series. After receiving a BA at Oberlin College, Be completed her MFA in film at Howard University in 2014.
In 2017, Be sang at The Women’s March on the National Mall behind Maxwell and Janelle Monae in Toshi Reagon’s Big Lovely Band. The Astraea Global Arts Fund awarded Be a grant to produce her next album, “Queer Love Songs”. In September, Be had the opportunity to open for Big Freedia at DC’s Honeygroove Festival. The DC Commission in the Arts awarded Be the 2018 Artist Fellowship. Be is currently touring her music and screening her film Vow of Silence internationally.