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Chanteuse 2024 to Celebrate NOLA Women in Music

07:00 January 23, 2024
By: Janay Major

New Orleans Women in Music

The 5th annual Chanteuse concert series, presented by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, will be celebrating New Orleans women in music.

This musically explosive event will be held at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on N. Rampart Street from March 1-16. Tickets for all of the concerts are $10. Witness the musical impact of New Orleans through the intersectionality of women, community, and culture. This upcoming concert series focuses on the efforts to reduce the gender disparities in the music industry while uplifting the contributions of women to New Orleans music. Below are some of the women who are taking part in this year's concert series.

Mikayla Braun

Armed with her voice and her ukulele, Braun has been performing her music across New Orleans since moving here in 2012. Inspired by the jazz culture, her music is soulful and fun with a twist of jazz. Braun has performed at French Quarter Fest, Tipitina's, House and Blues, Howlin' Wolf, and many more. Her concert will take place on March 2.

Dawn Richard & Charm Taylor

Dawn Richards is a woman that cannot be boxed into a category. In addition to her being a founding member of Danity Kane, she is a martial artist, a vegan food truck owner, a former New Orleans' Hornets cheerleader, and a former animator of Adult Swim. Following her departure from Danity Kane, Richard decided to continue music but in her own way; electronic music called to her. Driven by the legacies of her ancestors, Charm Taylor's music is futuristic, revolutionary, and embraces the ambiguity of life. She is originally from St. Louis but now calls New Orleans home. Her most recent album, Evolution, is available on all major music platforms. Their concert will take place on March 9.

Tarriona "Tank" Ball Poetry and Indys Blu

Tarriona Ball is a force of nature that hails from New Orleans. She is a slam poet and the lead singer of the Grammy nominated group Tank and the Bangas. Her poetry collection Vulnerable AF is honest, invigorating, and just as inviting as her vocals if not more. Opening for her is the incomparable Indys Blu. Inspired by the sounds of Daniel Caesar, Summer Walker, and Alanis Morissette, Indys Blu's voice is a perfect combination of classical training and contemporary sounds. Tarriona Ball and Indys Blu will be performing on March 16.

The other talented local women who will be performing as part of the 2024 Chanteuse concert series include Susan Cowsill on March 1, Margie Perez on March 8, and Anna Moss on March 15. Tickets for all of the performances can be purchased through the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation's website.

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