Stephanie shared some thoughts about participating in this new arts festival: "I want to create experiences through my music and blend genres. I also want to break barriers placed on people of color and women.
"Having an outlet for emerging Black artists to share their work [is exciting]. There is such a wide range of artists participating in this festival. It's important for the community to see and experience the variety of Black art and artists. I'm very excited to see everyone's work and to share my work with the community."
Find more performances and classes on The New Griots Festival schedule at www.newgriotsfestival.com.
Listen to Stephanie's work on Sound Cloud and YouTube.