Ahya Simone (2020)

Detroit, MI

Musician, filmmaker and organizer Ahya Simone has been recognized for her work with an appointment as principal harpist by Wayne State University Wind Symphony, a fellowship for the Sundance Institute and co-signs from Kelela and Juliana Huxtable. It would be foolish to box in a performer who has danced vogue while simultaneously playing the harp, so expect her Sled Island to be a transgressive one.