Professor Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa is a Zimbabwean scholar, composer, singer, and healer based in Philadelphia. Working in classical Southern African and classical Western vocal traditions, Prof. Tawengwa’s storytelling serves to bridge Zimbabwe’s past and present, in order to inform a self-crafted future. Prof. Tawengwa is the inaugural Creative in Residence at Castle of Our Skins, and a doctoral candidate in Voice Performance at the University of Kentucky.
Angelica Garcia is a Salvadorian-Mexican-American singer-songwriter. Her music merges ancestral Latinx and pop sounds. Garcia has released two full-length albums Cha Cha Palace (2020) and Medicine for Birds (2016). Singles include “Karma the Knife” (2018), “Jicama” (2019), and “Agua de Rosa” (2020). Garcia also wrote music for the television series “Vida.” Garcia is based in Richmond, Virginia.