Angel Bat Dawid is a Black American Composer, Improviser, Clarinetist, Pianist, Vocalist, Educator and DJ.  In 2019 she released her debut album "The Oracle" with Chicago label International Anthem Recording Co.. Recorded using only her cell phone in various locations, the album received wide-spread critical-acclaim with Pitchfork declaring it, “a vibrant, spiritual, free-jazz document of black life as it stands today.” Known for her prowess as a bandleader and performer, Angel has composed and performed several live pieces including “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 both in 2021 and 2022. She tours globally with her septet "Tha Brothahood," with whom she released the album "LIVE" in October 2020, which received numerous accolades, including making NPR Music’s “Best Albums of 2020” list and Pitchfork’s ‘Best New Music’.  Angel also leads the all- Black woman ensemble

"Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty". As an educator, Angel teaches her “Great Black Music” course at Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center through Old Town School of Folk. She is clarinetist in Damon Locks’ Black Monument Ensemble, and she hosts a monthly music show on NTS Radio. All of this and more is why Pitchfork recently highlighted Angel‘s work in their recent “Pitchfork 25 Next'' cover story and included her on the “Pitchfork 25 Next List", which identifies a select group of artist’s shaping the future of music. Named Winter JazzFest’s 2022 ‘Artist-in-Residence,’ where she debuted her “fearless expedition to ‘Afro Town’” (WBGO), and The Chicago Tribune’s “Chicagoan of the Year,” Angel returned to the stage this year for a performance at Carnegie Hall’s Afrofuturism Festival.

“Music is a language, you see, a universal language.” -Sun Ra

 
"Harkening Etudes" - EP  2021
"Harkening Etudes" - EP 2021

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"Hush Harbor Mixtape, Vol. 1: Doxology"  2021
"Hush Harbor Mixtape, Vol. 1: Doxology" 2021

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"George Floyd" - Single  ft. Berry Blacc  2020
"George Floyd" - Single ft. Berry Blacc 2020

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"Harkening Etudes" - EP  2021
"Harkening Etudes" - EP 2021

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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

Sistazz of Tha Nitty Gritty
Sistazz of Tha Nitty Gritty

At Transition East Gardens Taken by Camíla

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Sistazz of Tha Nitty Gritty
Sistazz of Tha Nitty Gritty

At Transition East Gardens Taken by Camíla

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Sistazz of Tha Nitty Gritty at

Sistazz of Tha Nitty Gritty at FORCE OPERA

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Sistazz of Tha Nitty Gritty

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Angel Bat Dawid and Tha Brothahood

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

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Tha Brothahood
Tha Brothahood

Ideal Trouble Fest

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Norman Long
Norman Long

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Adam Zanolini
Adam Zanolini

Austin Town Hall MusicMovesCHI Taken by Suliyman

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Tha Brothahood
Tha Brothahood

Ideal Trouble Fest

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Oui Ennui
Oui Ennui

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Angel Bat Dawid
Angel Bat Dawid

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Sophiyah.e
Sophiyah.e

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Oui Ennui

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DAOUIYAH

A continuation of DAOUI, whose members were Angel Bat Dawid, an internationally renowned Black American Composer, Improviser, Clarinetist, Pianist, Vocalist, Educator and DJ, and polymath Oui Ennui, a builder of sonic mazes and creator of dizzying instrumental hip hop, synth explorations, drones, zones, and everything in between. DAOUIYAH  sees the pair adding multi-sensory artist and community organizer SophiYah E., who draws inspiration from the desire to raise awareness surrounding liberation + spiritual reverence with a passion for sonic design + technology.  

 

DAOUIYAH is Blackness. The essence of it. Alone Together. Their enlightenment is a deepening of their Blackness through the collective exploration of space, frequency, and sound. This is a MESSAGE. Anansi for The Age of Disinformation. Enter The Absent Universe.

 

ANGEL BAT DAWID, OUI ENNUI, AND SOPHIYAH E. ARE DAOUIYAH

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