Nona Hendryx Re-Wired
March 26, 2013
Berklee presents Nona Hendryx Re-Wired, a collaboration between Hendryx and the college’s Electronic Production and Design (EPD) Department. The concert features a mix of new/unreleased works and older material composed and performed by Hendryx and 20 EPD students and faculty utilizing the latest music technology equipment, including sensors developed by the students as well as commercially available controllers. The material reflects Hendryx’s broad range of musical ideas and interests, from ambient, atmospheric work to pop.
Nona Hendryx has always been on the cutting edge of music, from Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, to successful trio Labelle, to her stunning solo career. Her songs are provocative, political, and empowering. With Labelle, Hendryx racked up three gold albums and a No. 1 worldwide hit with “Lady Marmalade.” She toured in Europe with the Daughters of Soul and in the U.S. with Cyndi Lauper, and reunited with Labelle for a 2008-2009 tour. Hendryx was an ambassador of artistry in education at Berklee in 2011. Her latest album is Mutadis, Mutandis (2012, Righteous Babe Records).