VICTORIA VOX + CHRISTYLEZ BACON
FRI DEC 7 / 8PM
Eclectic, upbeat and clever, Victoria Vox, has been warming the hearts of her audience across the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Her songs are honest, moving, but also light-hearted. Vox earned a degree in songwriting from the Berklee College of Music and has become known among the ukulele community for her refreshingly modern and rhythmic ukulele technique. In 2011, Vox challenged herself to learn 52 cover songs in a year; learning, memorizing, and posting a recording live on YouTube. With 2012 in sight, fans started to ask her what was next. She has now challenged herself to write one song a week for an entire year with the 52 Original Song Project.
Christylez Bacon (pronounced: chris-styles) is a GRAMMY nominated progressive hip-hop artist and multi-instrumentalist from Southeast DC. As a performer, Christylez multi-tasks between various instruments such as the West African djembe drum, acoustic guitar, and the human beat-box (oral percussion), all while continuing the oral tradition of storytelling through his lyrics. With a mission towards cultural acceptance and unification through music, Christylez is constantly pushing the envelope – from becoming the first Hip-Hop artist to be featured at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, to composing and orchestrating an entire concert for a 12-piece orchestra commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institute.