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Kendra McKinley at lille aeske Arthouse

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Fri Sep 27 8pm Ages: family friendly
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Kendra McKinley

About Kendra McKinley at lille aeske Arthouse

Doors at 7:00 . Show at 8:00 . All Ages . $20 advance/$25 door

Kendra McKinley is a San Francisco Bay Area singer, songwriter and bandleader whose songs burst with color, wonder, sensuality and wit. Finger painting with the sounds of chamber pop, jazz, soul and psychedelia, McKinley draws from a deep well of empathy. Whether she’s performing solo with a guitar and a looping pedal, fronting a full funk band, or collaborating with artists both local and around the globe, McKinley’s confident, honeyed voice enacts a gravitational pull on all who hear it.

I have an urgency to create, and an urgency to share. And so I’ve built a life of music making and performance. The landscape of my imagination is one of vivid flowers, velvet textures, melancholy and wit. I use curvaceous melodies, succulent harmonies, and animated movement to uplift, inspire, and articulate what is seemingly intangible but universally felt. When asked what genre I play, I respond with “sensual and colorful”. For me, music is color, and performance is physical. Every song has it’s own shape and color scheme.

To be a woman in music is to be a woman in the world: in a constant tug-of-war with our own liberation against societal limitations. With each performance comes an opportunity to remind the whole of humanity that we all live on a spectrum. That we flourish in our softness, and command with our depth. It is my hope that through my work I can remind all humans, but especially women, that our vulnerability, rage, and curiosities deserve an outlet. That there is empowerment in transforming the uncomfortable into beauty.

www.kendramckinley.com
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Kendra McKinley - Face to Face (Official Music Video)

video:Kendra McKinley - Face to Face (Official Music Video)
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