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Under the mononym, L'Rain, Brooklyn native Taja Cheek has quickly become an acclaimed and sought-after figure in New York experimental music. A multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and vocalist, her songs are equally rooted in r&b, jazz, noise, and pop, at once visceral, spiritual, ethereal, and urgent. Since the release of her self- titled debut, 'L'Rain', Cheek and her band have developed a magnetic live performance, having earned praise from publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, and Pitchfork. She has performed at venues and festivals across the United States including The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The Getty (Los Angeles), The Kitchen (New York), FORM Festival, and Basilica Soundscape, among others. A consummate collaborator, she regularly performs with Helado Negro and Anna Wise. Cheek is currently developing a sophomore record, with an anticipated 2020 release date.


L'Rain (Photo by June Canedo)