Angel Bat Dawid

Composer, Improviser, Clarinetist, Pianist, Vocalist & DJ

Angel Bat Dawid is a Black American Composer, Improviser, Clarinetist, Pianist, Vocalist & DJ. In 2018 Angel composed Song of Solomon: A Cosmic Space Opera that was performed by prominent free jazz musicians in Chicago. Her critically acclaimed Album The Oracle, released by Chicago label International Anthem was created entirely alone- performing, overdubbing & mixing all instruments & voices by herself — recorded using only her cell phone in various locations, from London UK to Cape Town RSA. In the fall of 2019, she composed and premiered Requiem for Jazz a 12-part Requiem Mass celebrating the life and death and Jazz at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Chicago. Angel tours internationally with her septet Tha Brothahood and released their album LIVE making NPR’s best of 2020 list. She also leads the all-woman trio Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty, and has released the album Message from the DAOUI with electronic artist Oui Ennui as the duo DAOUI. Angel curates a series called Mothership9 at Elastic Arts in Chicago, and hosts a monthly music show on NTS Radio.

Music is a language, you see, a universal language. -Sun Ra

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