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Band/Artist Name: Dumi RIGHT
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Band Members: Dumi RIGHT vocalist, producer
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Northern Virginia
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: After I finished high school living in Zimbabwe, I landed my first recording contract when I sent a letter from Africa to a record exec that used to write for the Source magazine who was starting a label in LA.
I was just in Thailand for a month long residency teaching hip hop to youth in underserved communities through a program of the Department of State.
I have been in the DC Metro area since the late 90s and a career highlight was performing at the Smithsonian with Lamont Dozier the legendary Motown songwriter
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Additional Background:
Previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of a local non-profit, The Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW) for a number of years.
• Musical Innovator award as part of a Numark/Berklee College of Music competition
• Washington Area Music Award and several nominations
• Mid-Atlantic Songwriting contest Award winner
Professionally recorded and released six studio albums and one vinyl-only EP.
Releases have been sold in all the major digital outlets (iTunes, Amazon, Google Play) as well as in physical copy worldwide. All of these projects have received accolades and have been featured in publications all over the globe from the US to the UK, to South Africa, Japan, Italy, Germany and beyond.
His influence has been documented in numerous publications as well as in academic works of hip-hop history, including Say It Loud! The Story of Rap Music by K. Maurice Jones and The Hip Hop Wars by Tricia Rose.
Official Website URL: www.reverbnation.com/dumiright
Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/dumirightmusic
Main Genre: Hip Hop
Other Genres: rap