The 2024 Pipeline Festival!

Spring 2024
The WP Theater
2162 Broadway at 76th St.
New York City
Box Office: (929) 458-0636 Launched in 2016, WP’s 5th Biennial Pipeline Festival features…

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Queen Esther is a 2023 Writer-in-Residence with The Orchard Project

The Orchard Project is honored to host its first cohort of writers-in-residence as part of the Performance Lab in Saratoga Springs. The 2023 Writers-in-Residence include: Queen Esther (Blackbirding), Deepa Purohit…

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The 2023 Western Arts Alliance Performing Arts Discovery Program

Performing Arts Discovery Showcase: artists on the rise and ready to tour internationally. Queen Esther is one of 25 US based artists chosen by Western Arts Alliance (WAA) to bring…

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Pre-save Queen Esther's pandemic album "Rona" on Spotify!

Release date: June 2, 2023

Queen Esther's pandemic album Rona -- the fifth album from her label EL Recordings --
is now avaliable (click…

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Fat Tuesday! Black As Folk/The Rev Roots Revival at The Bitter End, 2/21

Presented by The Glenrothes
The Rev's Roots Revival
A rowdy evening of blues music, bawdy dance, and circus acts. Fat Tuesday -- February 21, 2023 -- $20

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Queen Esther -- Official Showcase Artist, Folk Alliance International 2023

Queen Esther will perform an official showcase as well as unofficial showcases with African American Music Summit, Global Music Match, Independent Venue Week and Women of Note at Folk Alliance…

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The 2022-2024 WP Theater Pipeline Play Lab

Queen Esther is one of five playwrights accepted to the WP Theater's "Pipeline" Play Lab -- a two year residency for playwrights, directors and producers that has served over 350…

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Official Selection: Global Music Match 2022

2022 Global Music Match
September 1st - December 15th
60 Artists -- 16 countries
The biggest music collaboration in the world!

Queen Esther is…

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FREE Concert Music Series in NYC: In Search of a Song

In Search of a Song: The Tour, a Lunchtime Music Series
Sponsored by Arts Brookfield and curated by New Song Music

Wednesday, September 21st at Manhattan…

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Queen Esther at Americanafest 2022 - Official Speaker

Americanafest - Nashville, TN
September 13th - 17th

Right Down The Line: Genealogy and Storytelling in Media and Resistance
September 15th at 2:30pm

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Queen Esther & Julie Williams at Jalopy Theater, 7/30

...a Black Opry moment...!
Queen Esther + Julie Williams
Jalopy Theater and School of Music
315 Columbia St.
Red Hook, Brooklyn 7:30PM - 10:30PM

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Queen Esther at Rockwood Music Hall, 7/26

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival presents
Hilary Hawke, Queen Esther and Mali Obomsawin
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
Tuesday, July 26th
7pm -…

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