Beginning in the womb and continuing forever forward, the beat bonds us. Courtnee Roze- bandleader, producer, musical composer, lyricist, writer, and percussionist - honors rhythm's place at the heart of the human experience and employs the drum as a life force. She transforms the elemental instrument in thoroughly modern ways: playing with meter and layering monologue, dance, vocals and African sonic landscapes.
Roze's music is a mixture of African rhythmic textures, soul, lyrics, pop, house, drum & bass and some elements of jazz. Free from the constraints of genre, Roze and her percussion-driven collective are creating a culture of their own, A djembe and conga virtuoso, Roze has been a student of music since she was seven years old. She Keeps her finger on the pulse, by regularly leading workshops and classes for young musicians in New York City and internationally. Roze's catalogue of collaborators includes Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Cirque du Soleil, J. Cole (Grammy nominated) and more. She has performed on storied stages from grand (Carnegie Hall and The Apollo Theater) to intimate (Joe's Pub and National Sawdust) to cutting - edge (Afropunk Brooklyn's main stage, where she opened for Solange). In 2015, Roze was awarded a theater residency at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, where she recently returned for a sold- out series of performances. Courtnee Roze just finished up an extended run on the Broadway musical "Summer" -THE DONNA SUMMER STORY.
Next up for Courtnee Roze is one of her biggest performances to date. Roze will be opening for the legendary Sailf Keita from West Africa on July 13th at the Bric Celebrate Brooklyn Festival.
Courtnee Roze is also the CEO and designer of Courtnee Roze -EYUD
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