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Grace Galu Kalambay

Lobby Stage Host

Grace Galu Kalambay, is a vocalist, actor, musical director, guitarist and composer. Grace is a 20 year member of, and recently featured in Buskerball 2022. She recorded the music video Firelight with Fearless Music. Her composition, Ordinary Sentiment was featured in the Ed Burns film, Purple Violets which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Grace Galu devised The Mendelssohn Electric with Trusty Sidekick, and was cast as the lead in their production, The Gospel Electric, commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory.

She is a core member of the band Soul Inscribed, and is a three-time recipient of cultural ambassadorship for the American Music Abroad program. Grace is also a recipient of the NEFA NTP grant, and a Creative Capital Fund award. Grace is the composer for Cannabis! A Viper Vaudeville, produced by HERE Arts Center and presented by La Mama Experimental Theatre Club. The New York Times reviewed Cannabis! at its premiere at La Mama Theater and singled out Grace’s performance as “a powerhouse vocalist.” She voiced Wisdom in Nia Witherspoon’s production, The Dark Girl Chronicles (2021 at The Shed). She is currently the musical director, composer and also a lead performer touring Haint Blu with Urban Bush Women.