Angel Bat Dawid stands solemnly on stage, with a gentle light illuminating her. Her eyes are closed and her face is poised. We can see another musician behind her, behind a laptop and microphone.

Bristol New Music | Angel Bat Dawid

Angel Bat Dawid is a Black American Composer, Improviser, Clarinetist, Pianist, Vocalist, Educator & DJ. Her critically acclaimed Album ” The Oracle”, released by Chicago label International Anthem recorded using only her cell phone in various locations has been featured in Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The Guardian and many other publications. 

Angel composed and premiered “Requiem for Jazz” at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, and “Peace: A Suite for Skylanding” commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago for Yoko Ono’s outdoor Skylanding Installation. She also tours internationally with her septet “Tha Brothahood” releasing their album LIVE making NPR’s best of 2020 list.

Angel leads the all-woman trio Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty with bassist Brooklynn Skye Scott and Pianist Anaiet. As half of the duo group DAOUI Angel & sound artist Oui Ennui produced, mixed and self-released the album “Message from the DAOUI” which was featured at Tusk Festival 2020.

As an educator Angel teaches her “Great Black Music” course at Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center through Old Town School of Folk and is clarinetist in Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble as well as hosts a monthly music show on NTS Radio.

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

 

Angel Bat Dawid plays Bristol New Music at Arnolfini this May

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