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Intimate Conversations: Adra Boo

Updated: Mar 5, 2021

Intimate Conversations with Dani Tirrell & guest Adra Boo

Saturday, November 7, 2020


"Black love looks like Sunday dinner at mom's! Black love is the tightest hugs from your thicker older Black grandparents, parents, aunties and elder cousins! It looks and feels like family reunions with the old folx doin a little bit too much, and frankly, I'm them old folx now! It's smooth and buttery, is well seasoned, and doesn't ask me to make myself small for no one else to feel good. Black love looks like what it felt like to watch the Black aunties on the Verzuz battle- histories and togetherness and dancin when the jam comes on, and remembering what it was like to (fill in the blank) and somebody else gets it, sees it and feels it! And Black love is bigger and better than everything. Yeah, I said that!"

Seattle soul singer, emcee, teacher, Rain City Rock Camp Adult Program Director, “Westminster Daddy” and Black auntie, Adra Boo, walks through walls. While some in the age look to construct boxes for others, Boo flouts these efforts, working to inspire through interconnectivity, sacrifice and, of course, a touch of sweetness. Adra performs as part of new wave noir band Hotels, Simone Pin Productions and Dark Diamonds Burlesque, indie-soul duo Fly Moon Royalty, and as a solo artist, sharing stages with internationally known musicians and burlesque performers across the country. A veteran performer on myriad stages, Boo has been compared to timeless musicians like Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, unafraid to ruffle feathers or rouse would-be audiences. And while all of these efforts cause her to stand out in the city, it’s her work as an artistic liaison that has made her a local legend. The real question is what hasn't Adra Boo done?!

Support Adra Boo:

Venmo: @adraboo

Cashapp: $adraboo


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