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Toshi Reagon

Singer | Composer | Musician | Curator | Producer

Toshi Reagon is a multi-talented and versatile singer, composer, musician, curator, and producer with a profound ear for sonic Americana. Her expansive career includes residences at Carnegie Hall, the Paris Opera House, and multiple festivals and venues nationally and internationally. Toshi co-composed music for two Peabody Award-winning films. She is a 2015 Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, a 2018 United States Artist Fellow, an Andrew W. Melon Creative Futures Fellow Carolina Performing Arts. She is currently a Met Museum Civic Practice Fellow and a Bowdoin College Joseph McKeen Visiting Fellow. In 2021, Toshi received the APAP Award for Merit in the Performing Arts and was a recipient of the Herb Alpert Award in Music. In 2022 Toshi received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Emerson College.

Ongoing projects include Songs of the Living Community Choir, Sacred Revolution (A Song Cycle), The Bernice Johnson Reagon Songbook. Long Water Song-Marine Mammal Meditations w/ Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Octaviaā€™s Parables Podcast with Adrienne Maree Brown and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Toshi continues to produce, present and collaborate with artist and practitioners of all kinds. She continues to tour as a solo artist and with her band Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely. Her music can be found on Bandcamp and Soundcloud. 


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