THE IDENTITY PROJECT: VOL 1

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Executive Producer

Shea Rose

Shea Rose Brighton Music Hall (Photograp

Shea Rose has possessed numerous titles throughout her career: singer, songwriter, style icon, and music curator are just a few. Her music, influenced by soul, hip-hop, rock, and folk, speaks to identity, self-acceptance, and transformation. She has received numerous honors for her musical talents, including multiple Boston Music Awards, a SESAC National Performance Activity Award, and she is a recipient of the Abe Olman Scholarship from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Rose is a featured songwriter and performer on two Grammy Award-winning jazz albums, The Mosaic Project (2011) and Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue (2012), both produced by legendary drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. 

 

Before her current releases, Rose put out two independent albums, the Little Warrior mixtape (2011) and the Rock ‘n Rose EP (2010). Rose released the D.T.M.A. (Dance This Mess Around) EP in 2017. Rose recorded and produced the album independently with funding from Kickstarter before being offered a contract by Virgin Records, which she turned down. The songs describe a struggle with identity and the conformity that often accompanies mainstream success. In advance of releasing D.T.M.A, Rose recorded a cover of Sinéad O’Connor’s “Black Boys on Mopeds,” a striking commentary on police brutality in black communities.

 

Rose has performed in Cuba, Jamaica, Italy, Greece, Romania, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and SXSW. When she is not on stage, Rose curates music events like the RISE Music Series at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She is a student of yoga and meditation, and she writes a poem every day!


Rose is an Assistant Professor at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music, teaching in both the Contemporary Writing and Production and Voice Departments. She holds a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Communication from Pine Manor College. Rose is a student of yoga and meditation; she writes one poem a day and offers coaching and holistic practices to help women come into a healthy and embodied voice.


Find more about Shea Rose at www.shearose.com 

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