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QUEENS

Flashback post:  March 2014.  This was my first time visiting the new Anacostia Arts Center in S.E., D.C.  I came to capture some videos and photos of the event for my good friend “Mr. Briggs”.  I ended up meeting several great people that night, whom  I still keep in contact with and have developed great partnerships with.  This was my second time hearing several of the “queens” that night (i.e., Tamika Love Jones & Violet Marley), but a first hearing Maimouna Youssef.  I was intrigued by her delivery, vocals and lyrics;  particularly her cover for Lorde’s “Royals.”  Her version is re-entitled “We’re Already Royal” (Check out the video)!  What an empowering woman, great singer, writer, and lyricist.

Here are a few photos and a video link.