Shawna Virago to Perform at Utah Transgender Pride Festival This Weekend
The second annual festival is a Virtual Event presented by Genderbands.
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Folk punk singer songwriter Shawna Virago will be performing this weekend for a special virtual event.
"I'll be playing twang filled folk punk at this event, where all genders are welcome."
News from Genderbands below:
Genderbands is elated to announce that Shawna Virago will be performing during our #UtahTransPride2020 virtual event!
SHAWNA VIRAGO is a songwriter celebrated for her lyric-based songs. Her songs twist together folk, punk and twang. Virago was one of the nation’s first openly transgender women to perform and tour nationally, and has performed as an out transwoman since the early 1990’s. She has been profiled online and on radio including Bitch, Louder Than War, No Depression, Huffington Post, and left-of-the-dial radio. “In these turbulent times, you may often wonder, ‘Where’s our Bob Dylan? Where’s the bard of the 2010s translating the dicey political and social climate into musical stanzas?’ … Enter Shawna Virago.” – POP DOSE
The second annual Utah Transgender Pride Festival, presented by Genderbands, will be Saturday, August 15, 2020 with a Pre-Pride Drag Show on Friday, August 14th!!
SHAWNA VIRAGO is a transgender trickster celebrated for her striking lyric-based songs. Her music twists together folk and punk, offering raw observations about survival in a predatory world, queer love, and sticking up for the underdog. Virago is celebrated as a music pioneer – she was one of the nation's first openly transgender women to perform and tour nationally, and has performed as an out transwoman since the early 1990's.
Virago's performances are a fusion of original songs, storytelling and standup. Virago has been profiled online, in print and on radio including Bitch, Louder Than War, No Depression, Paste magazine, on NPR and PBS, and on left-of-the-dial radio.
Shewired named Virago as one of the nation's "Top 25 Hot Femmes." The Advocate named Virago's song 'Objectified' as one of the nation's top transgender anthems.
Virago is the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival. Virago is also a filmmaker, and her music video Transsexual Dominatrix has screened at more than 30 film festivals around the world, and was awarded Best Music Video at New York's CineKink Festival.
Virago is a published writer and her work appears in Gender Outlaws: Next Generation and in the anthologies Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary and Take Me There. Virago has been featured in documentaries aired on PBS and NPR. Virago has composed original soundscores for transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey.
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August 13, 2020 8:52pm ET by Independent Music Promotions