Bio

Singer, rapper, and writer Dessa has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations—her résumé as a musician includes performances at Lollapalooza and Glastonbury, co-compositions for 100-voice choir, performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, and top-200 entries on the Billboard charts. She contributed to the #1 album The Hamilton Mixtape: her track, “Congratulations,” has notched over 16 million streams. As a writer, she’s been published by The New York Times and National Geographic Traveler, broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio, and published a memoir-in-essays (My Own Devices, 2018) in addition to two literary collections. As a speaker, Dessa has delivered keynote speeches and presentations on art, science, and entrepreneurship; guest lectures at universities and colleges across the US; and a TED Talk about her science experiment on how to fall out of love. She’s been covered by Pitchfork, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal amongst others. The LA Times says Dessa “sounds like no one else.” The Utne Reader calls her a “one-woman powerhouse.” On the stage and on the page, her style is defined by ferocity, wit, tenderness, and candor. More at dessawander.com

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Latest Release

SOUND THE BELLS: RECORDED LIVE AT ORCHESTRA HALL , the new album from Dessa and the Minnesota Orchestra, is available now from Doomtree Records.

TRACK LISTING
1. Jumprope (Live)
2. Good Grief (Live)
3. Boy Crazy (Live)
4. Velodrome (Live)
5. 5 out of 6 (Live)
6. Dixon’s Girl (Live)
7. Grade School Games (Live)
8. Call Off Your Ghost (Live)
9. The Chaconne (Live)
10. Ride (Live)
11. The Beekeeper (Live)
12. Fire Drills (Live)
13. Fighting Fish (Live)
14. The Bullpen (Live)
15. Warsaw (Live)
16. Sound the Bells (Live)
17. Skeleton Key (Live)

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