September 21, 2021
Karma, Get Lifted! organized by Hilton Als
September 21, 2021 at 7:00 PM
22 East 2nd street
Karma Gallery is pleased to present in conjunction with “Get Lifted!” organized by Hilton Als, a concert featuring musicians and singers Justin Hicks, Kenita Miller-Hicks and Starr Busby, to celebrate the here and now. Tonight’s performance honors the great voice and spirit of the recently departed Sarah Dash.
Justin Hicks is a Drama Desk-nominated singer-songwriter, and sound artist. He’s worked with notable artists such as Abigail DeVille, Kaneza Schaal, Meshell Ndegeocello, Hilton Als, Bill T. Jones, and Steffani Jemison. His work has been featured at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Public, Baryshnikov Art Center, Festival steirischer herbst (Graz, AT), and The Albertinum Museum (Dresden, DE). Hicks was a member of Kara Walker’s 6-8 Months Space and holds a culinary diploma from ICE in New York City.
Kenita Miller-Hicks is a Drama Desk Award-winning actor and vocalist who has performed in such notable Broadway productions as The Color Purple and Xanadu. She seen as Mama Euralie in the Tony Award-winning, Grammy-nominated Once on This Island. Her regional work includes an AUDELCO Award-winning portrayal of Zora Neale Hurston in Urban Stages’ Langston in Harlem and many others. She is also a member of the band The Hawtplates with Justin Hicks and Jade Hicks.
S T A R R Busby (receives all pronouns said with respect) is a Black experimental artist who sings, acts, composes, educates and is committed to the liberation of all people. S T A R R ’s creative expression carries vastly varied influence from South African hymns to Appalachian folk. S T A R R has also been the lead singer of Brooklyn based experimental dance and r&b band, People’s Champs (peopleschamps.com), for the past 6 years and they are poised to release their sophomore album in 2022. S T A R R has also supported artists such as The Gorillaz, Esperanza Spalding, X Ambassadors, Kimbra, Alice Smith and Quelle Chris.