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651 ARTS

651 ARTS’s mission is to deepen awareness of and appreciation for contemporary performing arts and culture of the African Diaspora, and to provide professional and creative opportunities for artists of African descent.
To fulfill our mission we:
  • Present live dance, music, theater, and other performance-based art
  • Invest in artists in a variety of ways, including professional and artistic development, commissions, and residencies
  • Support cultural exchange between US-based and international performing artists in both the United States and abroad
  • Produce programming for our immediate community and the general public to participate in intergenerational lifelong learning, civic, and social engagement through meaningful exposure to art, artists, and ideas
  • Provide young people with educational arts programming

Our vision…
To be a leading institution in the performing arts ecology that illuminates the evolving stories and varied cultural experiences of the African Diaspora, an institution whose impact and influence transforms individual lives, neighborhoods, and global communities.
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DDB Productions + DDB Records is a growing group of seasoned, creative and entertainment professionals. Founded in 1996 by triple Grammy® and Tony® award winning Jazz legend, Dee Dee Bridgewater.
DDB PRODUCTIONS is a boutique Music Production, Global Tour Management and Talent Development company. Specializing in Jazz, World, and Alternative music, DDB RECORDS is an independent record label conceived by Dee Dee Bridgewater to support and promote artistic diversity. Through its negotiated distribution agreements with such industry giants as Sony, Universal Music Group, Decca/EmArcy and Navarre, DDB Records artists receive premier exposure and product support.
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Created to support artists and musicians of the highest calibre in their efforts to bring their projects, ideas, dreams and aspirations to fruition.
Guided by unwavering support, dedication and hard work, B|A|M proudly represents its roster with the kind of hands-on management that only a boutique outfit can provide.
Offering full-service management and artist development, B|A|M handles music production, recording and touring with support in marketing, publicity and promotion.
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