Kelsey Pyro, 2016
Kelsey Pyro is a St. Paul and Minneapolis-grown/Brooklyn-based producer, singer/songwriter, poet, and educator. Her work often encompasses healing processes and her identity as a Black and Ojibwe Native American Woman. Kelsey has performed at venues such as The Last Of The Record Buyers at SoundSet and TEDx AIU. She has shared bills with Wale, MC Lyte, Trak Girl, and more. She received the 2018 and 2019 Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Grant for co-producing the Blue Nile Jam Session. Kelsey premiered her new work, Makadewiiyaasikwe, in June 2019 for The Shed’s Open Call artist residency.