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Robot Jurrassic Guitarist-Vocalist Releases Acoustic Project: Widowburner

Songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist Stephen Szybowski of Robot Jurassic is Attempting to Exist with an acoustic endeavor that shows the versatility one writer can have while engaging in various projects. Released in August of 2020, Attempting to Exist has made its debut online via scattered releases of (presently) two tracks on YouTube including “Collide,” and “Dissociation and Delusions of Grandeur” (below). For more by Stephen Syzbowski, visit the Gutterlung Collective YouTube Channel.

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All-Women Afro-Brazilian Ensemble Batalá Washington DC Has Rhythm and Purpose

“We like for our audience to be empowered by the beats of the drums and the energy transmitted by the women in the group”

Batalá Washington DC discuss their impact, favorite songs to perform, and how being a part of the DMV creative scene influences the collective’s approach.
Within an industry that is historically dominated by men, all-women Afro-Brazilian percussion ensemble Batalá Washington DC is here to show us what they are made of. Launched in 2007 as the newest branch of the Batalá band and the first-ever in the United States, Batalá Washington, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, brings its powerful, invigorating sounds to the nation’s capital and across the globe as a means of empowering women to be change agents in their respective communities.

Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross as she connects with Marly Perez, board president and musical conductor of Batalá Washington DC, to discuss the collective’s impact over the years,

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