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Kelsey Lu

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Mykki Blanco - French Lessons (feat. ANOHNI and Kelsey Lu)

Song of the Day

Mykki Blanco - “French Lessons (feat. ANOHNI and Kelsey Lu)” from the 2022 album Stay Close to Music on Mykki Blanco/Transgressive. On today's Song of the Day, poet/musician Mykki Blanco pays tribute to fellow speak-singer Lou Reed.  “The song is a reflection on the possibility of true love, on the notion that one truly can experience what we see in the Hollywood films,” Mykki states in a press release. “The song is also this ode in a way to Lou Reed. I’m not what I would consider a singer at all, I’m a talk-singer so I look to people in history who have that same style: Tom Petty, Jonathan Richmond of the Modern Lovers, Lou Reed – these are all AMAZING ‘talk singers’ and I feel comfortable in that style vocally. The song was originally composed by FaltyDL and it encapsulated so much sonically of what I was trying to articulate with my own music. FaltyDL has a way of touching on the spiritual subtleties of life. He is able somehow to create mystery out of banality, to create tranquility and fill a room with zen like vibrations, something unnameable and yet so familiar a feeling.” The song features a guest collaboration with Kelsey Lu. (On the album version of the song, ANOHNI contributes to the track.) Mykki continues, “Kelsey Lu I’m sure will go on to become one of the legendary artists of my generation. A classically trained virtuoso with a voice that sounds ancient like a bell ringing for the first time, like something out of a Greek odyssey. I have been a long time super fan of Kelsey’s and collaborating with her on this song has been a very special moment for myself and FaltyDL.” Read the full story at KEXP.orgSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


21 Nov 2022

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Kelsey Lu - Let all the Poisons that Lurk in the Mud Seep Out

The Jump with Shirley Manson

Singer and cellist Kelsey Lu revels in change. In this episode, she walks through the creation of her newest song, the importance of embracing growth and the singular joy of surprising yourself.


24 Aug 2021

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Points of View by Cultured Magazine

In this episode, I speak to artist and musician Kelsey Lu. We get into their creative process, finding the freedom to experiment within the realm of classical music, creating a Black opera, what drives their musical practice, and a very special secret about their connection to nature. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


24 Jun 2021

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Music in our grandmother's DNA with Kelsey Lu, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Lotic and Fatima Al Qadiri

Music Life

Singer and cellist Kelsey Lu is joined by Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Lotic, and Fatima Al Qadiri to discuss how their ancestral backgrounds influence the stories they tell, the use of nature as a metaphor, and if they ever feel alone being an artist. Fatima Al Qadiri is an experimental Kuwaiti music producer and artist, currently based in Los Angeles. Last year she received a Cesar nomination for Best Original Score for her work on Mati Diop’s debut feature film Atlantics. Lotic is a Berlin-based electronic musician, born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has worked with and opened for Björk, who described her as “one of the fiercest performer DJs” she has ever heard. Beverly Glenn-Copeland is a Philadelphia-born singer, composer and transgender activist, whose recording career spans fifty years. His music fuses vision, technology, spirituality and place to create a genre-defying sound. And Kelsey is a classically trained cellist from Charlotte, North Carolina. She has collaborated with the likes of Skrillex, Sampha, Solange, and Florence and the Machine, and recently created an audiovisual project of meditative sound baths called Hydroharmonia.


23 Oct 2020

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Kelsey Lu on finding freedom

Growing up with gal-dem

Singer and cellist Kelsey Lu joins gal-dem to discuss religious cults, family love and finding harmony in nature. Growing up in a strict Jehovah’s Witness household, Kelsey Lu often got into trouble for having friends outside of her religion. Delving into her moments of rebellion and the associated guilt that came alongside them, Kelsey Lu explains how she found freedom by learning to accept herself.Find transcripts and show notes for all of Growing up with gal-dem here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


23 Jul 2020

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#GucciGig with Kelsey Lu


Listen to our new Dazed & Gucci present GucciGig podcast series, where we explore the intoxicating power of performance with Kelsey Lu.102026


17 Feb 2020

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240. Kelsey Lu Listening Party

Driven to Drink

Hi. Do you know Kelsey Lu? You should. Truly, check out her two albums, "Church" and "Blood."  She's an exceptional talent.  Singer.  Songwriter.  Multi-instrumentalist.  Just...wow. Here we'll spend some time with a few VERY early performances. I've noise reduced and polished, but it's still VERY live.  But she shines.  Bright. I appreciate yinz being here and love spending time with you.  And music.  So hang. -G


10 Nov 2019

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Yrsa Daley-Ward with Kelsey Lu

Talkhouse Podcast

Our latest installment of the Talkhouse Podcast at FORM Fest 2019 pairs the brilliant poet/actress Yrsa Daley-Ward with avant-pop singer/songwriter/cellist Kelsey Lu in powerful conversation and musical collaboration.Their talk takes in a lot, including just how much effort is the right amount to put into a piece of art; how to make spaces your own when on the road; and how important the right clothes and hair are to each of their attitudes. They also touch on what it’s like to date a taurus (comfy!), and the devilish fun of writing disco revenge tracks.This Talkhouse Podcast episode was recorded in the Conservatory backstage at FORM Fest in Arcosanti, Arizona. Pulp Arts and Patreon teamed up to co-present The Conservatory, a rad backstage visual arts installation and recording studio. Talkhouse recorded six episodes there throughout the weekend, so subscribe to make sure to catch upcoming shows, including:— American Football & Pelican— L’Rain & Melanie FayeYou can also check out the first three episodes in this series, including Snail Mail with Fred Armisen & Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robert Glasper & Vieux Farka Touré with special guest Lonnie Holley, and Julianna Barwick & Mary Lattimore.For their performance, Lu and Daley-Ward are joined by Max André Rademacher.—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producerToday’s episode was co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi. It was recorded at FORM Festival in Arcosanti, Arizona, and at Hook and Fade Studios in Brooklyn by Mark Yoshizumi, Danny Clifton and Ian Jones.Research assistance was provided by Madalyn Feltus.The Talkhouse Podcast’s theme song was composed and performed by The Range.


1 Aug 2019

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Kelsey Lu's songs of hope

Take 5

There are times when I like to take the Take 5 on the road; heading to places where creative people gather, and the conversations around art and music are part and parcel of daily life. Dark Mofo in Hobart is one of those places. A festival set in the middle of winter, in the southernmost city in Australia. When the wind blows, it’s coming from Antarctica. The streets light up with red crosses each night to signal some sort of curiosity you should explore within, there are open fires and pagan feasts, and there is music; curated in such a beautiful way it feels like a movement, like a moment. This is the place I met Kelsey Lu. Lu grew up in North Carolina, and was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. Early on, she found the cello, and connected deeply with the strings. She followed her heart, left home, and broke bonds with her family as she headed to New York City to follow her musical dreams. Through her 20’s Kelsey Lu found her voice, she collaborated with Solange, and Sampha, she experienced heartache and pain, and she headed west to heal, and begin again. Across five beautiful choices, Lu shared her songs of hope. All women, all powerful, and all tied to the human and artist she has become. Settle in for a beautiful conversation, with Kelsey Lu.Alice Coltrane – 'Journey in Satchidananda'Billie Holiday – 'Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do'Des’ree – 'You Gotta Be'Lafawndah – 'Substancia'Chaka Khan – 'I’m Every Woman'


14 Jun 2019

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New Joshua Abrams and the Natural Information Society; Deadbeat; Kelsey Lu ; Cinematic Orchestra and More....

CiTR -- Breakfast With The Browns

Joshua Abrams and the Natural Information Society; The Field; 2562; Deadbeat; LTJ Bukem; Telefuzz; Cinematic Orchestra; Kinnie Starr; Nuyorican Soul; Brasstronaut; Kelsey Lu; Ayers; Makayan McCraven; LTJ Bukem; Cold Specks; Mighty Truth; St. Germain; The Cinematic Orchestra; Supreme Beings of Leisure; Nightmares on Wax; Tricky & Alex Gopher.

3hr 1min

29 Apr 2019