Courtnee Roze: The Culture
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2017 AfroPunk Battle of the Bands winner Courtnee Roze brings her new work The Culture to the Kimmel Center, performing the music she created in Philadelphia during her Kimmel Center Theater Residency. Roze is a percussionist, lyricist, writer, and bandleader based in New York. She will take audiences on a musical journey through her life, highlighting various influences that have inspired her sound-- hitting on issues such as racism and love. A symbol of female empowerment playing a powerful instrument, Roze’s music is a fusion of afro beats, funk, and spoken word. The Culture will not only feature a diverse musical soundtrack, but will include non-traditional vocal patterns, dance and tactical staging. Roze has performed and collaborated with celebrated musicians including J. Cole, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, and Tony Award winner Lachanze. She continues to deliver diverse and memorable performances, instilling that drums and percussion are the heartbeat of music.