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The tenth  in a series of Artist Spotlights brought to you by Lady Fest Upstate!

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Ladyfest Upstate is brought to us by the visionary artist, Sean Desiree. When Sean is not organizing radical cultural events, she is performing as Bell’s Roar, making furniture as South End Pallet Works or spending time with her beautiful and creative family. Originally from New York City, Sean moved to Albany to be able to afford to work on her music and her furniture. Of her music, she says ” Singers like Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday and many other blues and soul singers are a strong reference for me. Books that I read by bell hooks, Frantz Fanon and other radicals give me perspective and comfort in the world. My experiences as a queer women of color give me the fire behind my words. “
Sean hopes to some day create a performance and artist space somewhere in the Capital District that will house festivals and performers like Ladyfest Upstate.