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Angel Bat Dawid is a remarkable Black American artist who continuously pushes the boundaries of music and expression. As a composer, improviser, clarinetist, pianist, vocalist, educator, and DJ, Angel's versatility and passion shine through in her work.


In 2019, Angel made a significant impact with the release of her debut album, "The Oracle," on Chicago-based label International Anthem Recording Co. The album was a unique creation, recorded solely using her cell phone in various locations. Its raw and authentic sound resonated with audiences and garnered critical acclaim, with Pitchfork describing it as "a vibrant, spiritual, free-jazz document of black life as it stands today."


Recognized for her exceptional talent as a bandleader and performer, Angel has composed and performed numerous live pieces, each leaving a lasting impression. Her latest release, "Requiem for Jazz," premiered at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival in 2019, captivating the audience with its emotive and thought-provoking composition. Additionally, Angel was commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago to compose "Peace: A Suite for Skylanding" for Yoko Ono's outdoor Skylanding installation, further showcasing her ability to create powerful music that resonates with diverse audiences.


Angel's musical journey has taken her across the globe, touring with her ensemble "Tha Brothahood." Their album, "LIVE," released in October 2020, received widespread praise and accolades, including being featured on NPR Music's "Best Albums of 2020" list and receiving Pitchfork's prestigious "Best New Music" recognition. Astonishingly, the Brotherhood also had the privilege of performing at the legendary 2023 Newport Jazz Festival, leaving their mark on one of the most highly regarded jazz festivals worldwide.


Alongside her work with Tha Brothahood, Angel leads the all-woman ensemble, Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty, promoting female empowerment and showcasing the immense talent of women in the music industry. As an educator, Angel shares her extensive knowledge and passion through her "Great Black Music" course at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk, empowering future generations of musicians.


Beyond her captivating performances and educational endeavors, Angel is an active participant in the thriving music community. She is a clarinetist in Damon Locks' Black Monument Ensemble, contributing to their groundbreaking work, and hosts a monthly music show on NTS Radio. Recognizing her outstanding contributions, Pitchfork recently highlighted Angel's work in their "Pitchfork 25 Next" cover story, acknowledging her as one of the artists shaping the future of music.


Angel's influence extends beyond the music scene. In 2021, she was honored as "Chicagoan of the Year" by The Chicago Tribune, a testament to her profound impact on the artistic and cultural landscape of the city. Her "Hush Harbor Mixtape Vol. 1 Doxology," released on Juneteenth, garnered international recognition as it toured across various countries, captivating audiences with its soul-stirring and evocative sound.


As a Co-Founder and member of the performance research group Autophysiopsychic Millennium, Angel took part in Carnegie Hall's Afrofuturism Festival in 2022, a prestigious platform that celebrated her innovative approach to music. Additionally, Angel exhibited her exceptional composition skills by scoring original music for season 2 of the critically acclaimed HBO series "Random Acts of Flyness," a collaboration that further exemplified her artistic versatility.


Angel's latest release, "Requiem For Jazz," is a testament to her ever-evolving artistry and is available on all platforms. With each endeavor, Angel Bat Dawid continues to redefine the boundaries of music, using her talent and creativity to communicate and connect with audiences worldwide. As Sun Ra aptly said, "Music is a language, you see, a universal language," and Angel's work exemplifies this sentiment as she offers a profound musical experience that transcends any language barrier.

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Tha Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty

Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty (named by Artist/Musician Lonnie Holley) are a revolving collective and network of Great Black Women Composers. Led by Clarinetist/Pianist/Vocalist Angel Bat Dawid and including Multi-Sensory Artist, Pianist & Vocalist Sophiyah E. (Detroit), Vocalist/Saxophonist Monique Golding, Tumpter/Vocalist Tramaine Parker, and Multi-instrumentalist/Vocalist, Eva Supreme.

Emerging from the Great Black music traditions of Chicago & Detroit, this group comes together with a myriad of musical backgrounds, textures and sounds relying heavily on spontaneous compositions and improvisation. This ensemble has performed for Elastic Arts 3rd Annual Benefit Concert, as a part of the first and second  Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts Virtual Ecstatic JAZZCITY 2021: Women of Chicago JazzMusic & has opened for the Sun Ra Arkestra at Central Park Summer Stage 2021. 

Watch Sistazz of Tha Nitty Gritty at Summer Stage in New York's Central Park

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Pitchfork Review of 'LIVE' by Angel Bat Dawid And Tha Brothahood 

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Elbphilharmonie | Nahre Sol meets Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood
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Elbphilharmonie | Nahre Sol meets Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood

Pianistin, Komponistin und Youtuberin Nahre Sol interviewt die Künstlerin Angel Bat Dawid zusammen mit ihrer Band Tha Brothahood direkt nach ihrem Konzert in der Elbphilharmonie. Angel Bat Dawids Ausdruckswille kennt keine Grenzen. Der künstlerische Gipfelsturm der Komponistin, Klarinettistin, Pianistin, Sängerin und DJ begann indes als freier Fall: Wegen einer Krebsdiagnose brach sie ihr Musikstudium ab, musste sich dann einen Brotjob suchen, um für die Kosten der Operation aufzukommen. 2014 kündigte sie, ließ sich auszahlen und investierte in Equipment. Schnell eroberte sie die Musikszene ihrer Wahlheimat Chicago, inzwischen gastiert sie in allen großen Metropolen. Ihr spiritueller Jazz handelt von Widerstand, von der Weigerung, sich einschränken zu lassen, vom ungezügelten Klang. Gemeinsam mit ihrer Band Tha Brothahood knüpft sie dabei an den Kollektivgeist des Sun Ra Arkestra an. Angel Bat Dawid verbindet Tanz und Meditation mit freien Improvisationen ohne Sicherheitsnetz. Eine Ausnahmeerscheinung. Die erfolgreiche Pianistin, Komponistin und Youtuberin Nahre Sol hat sich das Konzert angehört und interviewt Angel Bat Dawid gemeinsam mit ihrer Band direkt nach der Aufführung im Kleinen Saal der Elbphilharmonie. #Nahresol #Angelbatdawid #Elbphilharmonie #Thabrothahood #Afrofuturism ––––––––––– ELBPHILHARMONIE HAMBURG In der Elbphilharmonie verbinden sich Architektur und Musik zu einem unvergleichlichen Gesamterlebnis. 2017 eröffnet, ist sie eines der international gefragtesten Konzerthäuser und begeistert mit ihrem vielseitigen Programm, ihrer ausgezeichneten Akustik und zahlreichen Mitmach-Angeboten ein breites Publikum. Das Gebäude, das mitten im Strom der Elbe aus einem alten Lagerhaus entstanden ist, wurde vom Schweizer Architekturbüro Herzog & de Meuron entworfen. Als Wahrzeichen der Stadt Hamburg zieht es jährlich Millionen Besucher aus aller Welt an. ____ IN KONTAKT BLEIBEN 📱Facebook: 📱Twitter: 📱Instagram: 📱TikTok: 🔎Google Arts & Culture: 📝Elbphilharmonie Mediathek: ___
Angel Bat Dawid -  Ground Control - @ARTE Concert
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Angel Bat Dawid - Ground Control - @ARTE Concert

#ANGELBATDAWID #GROUNDCONTROL Chassol invite @Angel Bat Dawid - l‘une des grandes révélations jazz de ces dernières années - dans Ground Control. Originaire de Chicago, Angel Bat Dawid fait partie des nombreuses pépites dénichées par le label américain International Anthem. Aux côtés de la trompettiste Jaimie Branch et du batteur Makaya McCraven, Angel Bat Dawid fait ainsi partie des artistes qui place la « Windy City » sur la carte du jazz mondial. Pour ce faire, la musicienne jongle entre le chant, la clarinette et le piano avec une aisance déconcertante. Peu importe l’instrument : Angel Bat Dawid n’a pas son pareil pour infuser une dimension hautement spirituelle à sa musique, son jazz frôlant presque le gospel. En cela, écouter la multi-instrumentiste prend parfois des airs d’expérience transcendantale, rappelant la musique de Sun Ra. Depuis 2019, Angel Bat Dawid a publié trois albums : deux en studio (l’acclamé The Oracle et le récent Hush Harbor Mixtape No. 1: Doxology) et un live (sobrement baptisé LIVE et enregistré lors d’un concert avec Tha Brothahood). Découvrez son univers si particulier au travers de ce concert signé Ground Control, un beau moment de communion. Concert filmé le 4 juillet 2022 à Grand Control, Paris. Photo © Véronique Fel --------------------------------------- More concerts on our website : You can also find us on : Facebook : Twitter : Instagram FR : Instagram DE :
Angel Bat Dawid

Angel Bat Dawid

August 14, 2021 The Lab, San Francisco Composer/clarinetist Angel Bat Dawid sonically explores Joel Agustus Rogers’ treatise Sex & Race through mythos, text, and movement. “JA Rogers’ works were important in my early education of Black history and are essential literature to most Black/Afrocentric bookstores and libraries. In my youth I was always fascinated with the pictures and images of ancient Black people which greatly influenced my perception of sex and its connection to race. As an adult, reading the series over the years inspired me to compose experimental works that pay tribute to the vast information and brilliance of this great and epic treatise.” – Angel Bat Dawid Angel Bat Dawid is a Black American composer, improviser, clarinetist, pianist, vocalist, educator & DJ. Dawid’s work draws from free jazz, gospel, and hip-hop and explores themes of black resistance and self-care. Her critically acclaimed debut album The Oracle (International Anthem, 2019) was recorded on a cell phone and performed and mixed entirely by herself. Angel composed and premiered “Requiem for Jazz" at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, and “Peace: A Suite for Skylanding” commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago for Yoko Ono’s outdoor Skylanding Installation. She also tours internationally with her septet "Tha Brothahood" releasing their album LIVE making NPR’s best of 2020 list. Angel leads the all-woman trio Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty with bassist Brooklynn Skye Scott and Pianist Anaiet. As half of the duo group DAOUI Angel & sound artist Oui Ennui produced, mixed and self-released the album “Message from the DAOUI'' which was featured at Tusk Festival 2020. As an educator Angel teaches her “Great Black Music” course at Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center through Old Town School of Folk and is clarinetist in Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble as well as hosts a monthly music show on NTS Radio. Music is a language, you see, a universal language. -Sun Ra
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