Andrea (Queen Drea ) Reynolds – 2017 Minnesota Emerging Composer award winner is a vocalist, performance and soundscape artist who’s pieces are often conceived under the auspices of improvisational settings which is where she thrives the most. Queen Drea has created work for Intermedia Arts on depression in the black community, and at Red Eye Theater on the loss of black men’s lives in America, as well as commissioned work composing soundscapes for Ananya Dance Theater, Black Label Movement and more recently sound design for Penubra Theater’s production of “For Colored Girls”.
“I’ve been investigating some thoughts on Black Love.. and how it is strong enough to withstand being denied. Acknowledging that the way we came to this country and the way our families were separated is the reason why we are separated now. Acknowledging the pain of this reality. Acknowledging the beauty of this reality. Acknowledging Black Love in it’s many forms and expressing this love thru my art”. Queen Drea
Name of Piece: From Black Wombs: Queen Drea’s Solo
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