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shirlette featured on NPR Sense of Place

My crew and I had a great time recording an in-studio session for NPR’s World Music Cafe Sense of Place series. Thanks to Overdub Studios for hosting us!

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Afropunk Exclusive Premiere: “Dear Nora” shirlette feat Meshell Ndegeocello

via Afropunk: AFROPUNK PREMIERE: “Dear Nora” by Poet/Musician Shirlette Ammons ft. Meshell Ndegeocello offers a dose of hopefulness by Sound Check 19 hours ago “For me, Meshell Ndegeocello is the musician who best represents a genuine creative freedom, without fear of … Continue reading

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Video Premiere: Earth Intro, shirlette feat. The Indigo Girls (via Paste Magazine)

via Paste Magazine: By Paste Staff  |  December 23, 2015  |  11:00am shirlette ammons is premiering the video for her track “Earth Intro” off of her upcoming full-length album Language Barrier, to be released February 5, 2016 via Churchkey and SugarQube Records. “The … Continue reading

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Culture Collide debuts shirlette new single feat sookee

November 13, 2015 From Culture Collide: As a poet and musician, Durham, North Carolina-based wordsmith shirlette ammons is well-versed on the robust and all-encompassing power of lyricism. In anticipation of Language Barrier, her sophomore album and riotous ode to verse (out on February … Continue reading

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shirlette & twin sister, Shorlette, Launch SugarQube Records

Durham, NC-based poet and musician shirlette ammons partners with twin sister, Shorlette Ammons, launch SugarQube Records. shirlette says, “Our goal is to create a platform that supports artists who blur genre lines by making music that pushes the bounds of … Continue reading

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New Dates Announced!

Language Barrier Tour | Germany Summer 2015 Shirlette Ammons Tour Dates

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Done Dyin (Free Download)

done dyin (lyrics) [original lyrics, music by outkast: idlewild blues (dontchu worry bout me)] something’s on my mind gotta tell you now got my feet heavy got my mind worried got my soul searching i’m done dyin now more closed curtain pussyfootin haul-tailing got my storytelling i’m done dyin something’s on my mind … Continue reading

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Next Level, Belgrade

  For 2 1/2 weeks, I had the distinct honor of joining legendary Hip Hop Producer Diamond D, Pop and Lockin’ Specialist Pop Master Fabel, and Denver’s finest DJ B*Money as the lyricist/MC instructor for the Serbian contingent of The Next Level … Continue reading

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shirlette [T4GB] live at Conne Island, Leipzig Germany

Thanks to Iwo Betonkultur, who’s been documenting Purple Velvet International Female Hip Hop Tour from an insiders perspective, here’s video from our performance of “Joy Division,” at this tatted venue called Conne Island in Leipzig, Germany. The performance features live … Continue reading

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NK2NC Video: sook + shirlette

hot off the reelz! here’s the only song, my dear sookee and i ( Shirlette Ammons (Twilight for Gladys Bentley)) have ever recorded in real time, in the same country, on the same soil, in the same time zone, in the same room … Continue reading

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