Chelsea Adewunmi : vocals

Chelsea Adewun­mi is a vocal­ist who has per­formed in dance music, gospel, and most notably, impro­vi­sa­tion­al jazz with Burnt Sug­ar and Antho­ny Brax­ton.

Chelsea Adewunmi with Burnt Sugar

Chelsea Adewun­mi with Burnt Sug­ar

She is a recent grad­u­ate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (2008) and is a Pres­i­den­tial Fel­low at Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty, where she research­es the arts and sci­ences through funken­t­elechy, kines­thet­ic empa­thy, and synes­the­sia.

A cura­tor and prac­tion­er of per­for­mance art, she has per­formed in pieces by Chris­t­ian Tomaszews­ki (Moth­er, Earth, Sis­ter, Moon, Per­for­ma ’09) and Alan Kaprow (18 Hap­pen­ings in 6 Parts, Per­for­ma ’07), which won the AICA (Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Art Crit­ics, USA) award for Best Per­for­mance of 2008.

She is also a chore­o­g­ra­ph­er and dancer for music video, most recent­ly for Anti-pop Con­sor­tiu­um and Theophilus Lon­don.  Upcom­ing projects include a new show with Jason Samuels Smith and Dule Hill.