DOMINÉ BRISHAWN

DOMINÉ BRISHAWN PORTRAIT

Dominé Brishawn’s a first generation Nigerian-American, born and raised in Oakland, California. She grew up singing in church, and attended Oakland School for the Arts where she became a founding member of the Award-winning a cappella group, Vocal Rush. After graduating from OSA in 2012, Dominé attended Fisk University, where she studied Psychology, Music and Vocal Performance. Within a year she became Director of the University’s Women’s Ensemble, and Alto Section Leader of the world renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, with whom she won her first Grammy for “Best Roots Gospel Album” on “Celebrating Fisk (The 150th Anniversary Album)”.

Her artistic vision is to be known for her intricate harmonies, overall vocal production, and ability to tell stories through her lyrics. She wants her listeners to feel and heal from the words she writes, and her vocal melodies. Her sound is motivated by a mix of well-known and indie musical inspirations like Alex Isley, Jazmine Sullivan, Stevie Wonder, Lalah Hathaway, and Kim Burrell. Dominé’s extremely goofy, which takes a while to see that side of her because she’s also extremely shy. Every now and again she breaks out into a random dance break, or will start speaking in an accent (mostly shuffling through Nigerian and European accents).

INSPIRATIONS: Jamzine Sullivan, Stevie Wonder, Lalah Hathaway, Alex Isley, Kim Burrell

ASPIRATIONS: I’d like to be known for my intricate harmonies, overall vocal production, and ability to tell stories through the lyrics I write. I want my listeners to feel and heal from the words I write, and the melodies I sing.

FUN FACTS: I’m extremely goofy, but it takes a while to see that side of me because I’m also extremely shy. Every now and again I will break out into a random dance break, or start speaking with an accent (depends on the day, but i shuffle through Nigerian and European accents mostly)

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