Meet EBONIE SMITH!

THIS WEEK’S ARTIST . . . EBONIE SMITH

Ebonie Smith is a singer-songwriter/music producer and creative entrepreneur based in New York City. She has performed at a number of NYC’s premiere venues (SOB’s, Webster Hall, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) as well as at Le Centre Culturel Francais in Cameroon, West Africa. A skilled beat-maker, Ebonie has crafted songs for artists based all over the world, most notably Israel’s African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem. She has also worked alongside soul legend Nona Hendryx of Labelle to coordinate Unfiltered Music, an arts collective for independent musicians. Ebonie is also the founder of Eudora House, a boutique music production company. While a student at Barnard, Ebonie organized the Gender Amplified: Women & Technological Innovation in Hip Hop academic conference in collaboration with the Barnard Center for Research on Women, Barnard’s Africana Studies Program, and Femmixx.com. This day-long conference brought together hip hop producers, scholars, artists, activists, and music enthusiasts to assess the impact that gender identities have on the field of music technology and women’s participation in hip hop production culture. In addition to her Barnard degree, she holds a Master’s degree in music technology from New York University.

You can learn more about Ebonie and see her event schedule at http://eboniesmith.com/. Ebonie also has TWO (yes one PLUS one) albums available on iTunes, Third World Symphony and Urban Polka Dots.
CHECK THEM OUT!

Ebonie has created a new version of her song, “The Burden” (on Third World Symphony), which she will perform LIVE at “…first…”. Have you bought your tickets yet? (http://bit.ly/anae-first)

P.S. WE’RE MAKING PROGRESS!!! Our indieGoGo is just over 1/3 of the way there! Can’t make it to the show? Please support us by making a donation. No amount is too small! http://www.indiegogo.com/first.

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