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Prodigyal: Staceyann Chin in Residence

Prodigyal: Home is where the Hurt/Heart/Hope is

Originally Aired: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Join Artist-in-Residence Staceyann Chin for a conversation about how making the journey to/from home becomes a lens for art and activism, with poet Mohagany Browne and musical guest Candice Hoyes.

Leadership support for Staceyann Chin’s residency is provided by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Additional support for The Greene Space’s Artist-in-Residence program is provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, the MetLife Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  

Credit: Photo provided by artist.

The Greene Space presents Staceyann Chin as our summer artist-in-residence. The poet, actor, and performing artist is the author of the new poetry collection Crossfire: A Litany For Survival, the critically acclaimed memoir The Other Side of Paradise, cowriter and original performer in the Tony Award–winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, and author of the one-woman shows Hands AfireUnspeakable ThingsBorder/Clash, and MotherStruck. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes, and her poetry been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post. She proudly identifies as Caribbean, Black, Asian, lesbian, a woman, and a resident of New York City, as well as a Jamaican national.

Credit: Photo provided by guest.

Mahogany L. Browne is the Executive Director of JustMedia, a media literacy initiative designed to support the groundwork of criminal justice leaders & community members. This position is informed by her career as a writer, organizer, & educator. She is the author of recent works: Chlorine Sky, Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby, & Black Girl Magic.​

Credit: Photo provided by guest.

Candice Hoyes is an artist of “chilling range [Vogue], a vocalist telling globally inspired, genre-defying, life-giving song stories both intimate and soaring. Candice’s new release Blue Lagoon Woman, a 2022 BOMB Magazine Editor’s Choice, explores Afro-Caribbean life: the sensual, the spiritual, the supernatural. She was dubbed “an artist with the most eclectic and delicious voice ever” by JazzFM (UK) as she brings “Black history into the present” (NPR).

Of Jamaican parentage, Candice Hoyes gravitated towards music at an early age. Influenced by retro soul and jazz, operatic music and feminist icons found as a kid in her parents’ record collection, she composes, draws upon archives and writes spoken word to launch transcendent curations. As an operatic Soprano, she has played and recorded with Philip Glass, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Damien Sneed, Ricky Ian Gordon and the late Lorin Maazel. She has collaborated in jazz with Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Lalah Hathaway, Keyon Harrold and opening for Chaka Khan

Recent performances include Carnegie Hall, Detroit Symphony, WNYC, and Blue Note. Candice is a Harvard and Columbia graduate, NYC Women’s Fund Grant recipient, TED Alumna. Candice’s Blue Lagoon Woman EP is now featured in Carnegie Hall’s 2022 exhibition, “Afrofuturism.”

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