Artist Statement (2022)

My artistry is deliberately chimeric. As an improvisor, I playfully transport audiences to either safer or more dangerous versions of the world. I delight in afrofuturism, embodying empowered Black excellence. In musical improvisation, my baritone voice soothes even as I challenge societal norms 

As an evocative writer and storyteller, I seek to heal myself and my communities from the trauma of white supremacy. My work seeks to be insightful and open to the insights of my audiences. This inclusive sharing is profoundly cathartic, unflinching and gratifying 

“A master of solidly leading attendees into the safest of spaces at our own comfort level”

Kamilah Kamille

Published by thedukers

Velvet Duke is a Black autistic queer entertainer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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