Christylez Bacon

DC projects: Washington Sound Museum (founder/performer); National Cathedral (performer); Smithsonian Folklife Festival (performer); The Kennedy Center (commissioned composer/orchestrator). Honors: Washington Area Music Association Artist of the Year, 2013; Montgomery County Executive Award for Excellence in the Arts; Library Superhero from Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, 2012; Grammy nomination for Best Musical Album for Children on Banjo To Beatbox. Instruments include West African djembe drum, acoustic guitar, and the human beat-box (oral percussion). christylez.com

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