Photo by Bina Zafar

Lunchtime Listening Sessions x Brandie Blaze

We’re excited to present episode 5 of Lunchtime Listening Sessions with Brandie Blaze! Brandie Blaze is a hip hop artist from Boston, Massachusetts. Performing since the age of 3, Brandie started writing poetry at 11 and transitioned to rapping at 14. A self proclaimed “trap feminist”, Blaze uses her hard hitting bars and dynamic stage presence to upend misogyny and reclaim her sexuality. Brandie has had the distinct pleasure of opening for such artists at JPEG Mafia, Jungle Pussy, STL GLD, Oompa, Cliff Notez and Dutch Rebelle. Accompanied by her incredible DJ, DJ Why Sham, you can look forward to a intense, funny and welcoming stage show.

Curated by Lyndsay Allyn Cox, Director of Theatre Arts

We produce this event in order to play an important role in the amplification of BIPOC artistry. We aim to ensure that our programming reflects the type of programming our community needs. The Summer 2020 Listening Sessions are a series meant to evoke joy, healing, and celebration.

Program Statement

Black Lives Matter. There is simply no other way to put it. Black folx have been engaged in an ongoing revolution since 1619 when their ancestors were violently kidnapped from their homes. Century after century, decade after decade, year after year, month after month, day after day, minute after minute Black people in America fear for their lives, their freedom, their right to exist. This summer we turn our attention to Black artists who during this time of extreme pain, fear, and anger, use their artistry to find healing for themselves and others. Starting July 15, every first and third Wednesday between July and October, BCA will host a Lunchtime listening session with a local Black performing artist. These sessions are meant to be a source of healing and expression within the Black community and are in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We invite you to join us on the following dates to support these artists.