Mix and mingle with members and staff, enjoy light bites and live music by Branjae as we commemorate the close of 2023, Woody Guthrie Center’s 10th Anniversary Year.
Sunday, Dec. 3, 5 – 7 p.m. CT
Woody Guthrie Center
102 Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK 74103
Free for Woody Guthrie Center members, please RSVP at the button above
Branjae is the personification of Black American Music; Classic Soul, Funk, and R&B. She is an artist, activist, dancer, singer, and actress who empowers women and inspires hope for us all. She asks “why not” through her music, challenging listeners to embrace their natural selves. Branjae is a fearless, headstrong, and energetic woman who happens to be Black. Her lyrical depth, energetic theatrical performances, and out of the box genre fluidity are as unique as the personas she embodies. Branjae’s music remains in touch with the human experience in a creative way. Her style of storytelling keeps it real while constantly evolving based on her truths.
Previously featured in Billboard, AfroPunk, Rolling Stone, and Variance; she has continued earning successes with her triumph in the Jimmy Lefave songwriting competition, proudly received the “Build in Tulsa” grant, awarded by the 1921 Greenwood organization, and clinched this year’s Best Performer award in the R&B category at the inaugural PPBC Tulsa Music Awards. She also starred in her short film, for her hit single “Free Facts”, the film earned acceptance into the prestigious Lift Off Global Network, captivating audiences across Sydney, London, New York, Austin, Melbourne, Toronto, Berlin, and Manchester. In 2022, she embarked on her debut tour, gracing the legendary Apollo Theatre stage in NYC and captivated audiences at the Rhythms on the Rio in Colorado; and launched her first North American tour at the 2023 SXSW Music Festival in Austin and the NXNE Music Festival in Toronto, Canada.
Born in the city of Motown and rooted in the city of The GAP Band, Branjae has established herself as a full-bodied entertainer. Her voice has been likened to the rasp of Lauryn Hill, the alto register of India Arie, and the soul of Nina Simone. Alternatively, her stage presence is heavily influenced by the leg work of Tina Turner, confidence of Michael Jackson, the commanding presence of Freddie Mercury, and the vigor of Beyonce. Having shared the stage with Jeff Tweedy, Joan Osbourne, Gangstagrass, Thundercat, Fishbone, Ohio Players, RC and the Grits (Erykah Badu’s current band), Andy Frasco, and the late Wayman Tisdale, her live shows pay homage to the art form of theatrics, music, and writing as Branjae utilizes every square inch of the stage. She captivates her audience by drawing them in with her singing and mesmerizing them with her performance.