Seanna Sharpe made a splash when she took her aerial act high above the East River of New York City, performing suspended from the Williamsburg Bridge in 2011. Now she’s director of Urban Aerial NYC, a company of aerial artists who perform regularly in New York. Additionally, she’s founded Katana Flight School, an educational program teaching at-risk youth and underprivileged children aerial dance and acrobatics. Here, she discusses both organizations, as well as her own experiences as an aerialist.
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Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending… | watch
Aliah Sheffield is the singer/songwriter also known as Nikkie Aliah. Her song, “Earth is Ghetto,” recently went viral and she chatted with Nikkiesha about what led her to her viral moment, her musical inspirations, and what she hopes and plans to do next… oh, and tequila. This podcast is… | listen
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