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KESSWA is an interdisciplinary artist from Detroit. As a vocalist, producer, and filmmaker, her work integrates performance, video, and music to function as a resource for emotional healing. Her recent work with Shigeto, “Is My Mind A Machine Gun?,” premiered on MOCAD’s new media platform Daily Rush and as a performance art piece at the DLECTRICITY festival (2021). KESSWA toured Germany as Detroit-Berlin Connection and Musicboard Berlin’s premier artist-in-residence. She has performed in support of avant-garde artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Sudan Archives, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and Rashaad Newsome.

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