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Marieme’s upcoming Los Angeles performances include TASTE at Westfield Century City September 29th, and the Ace Hotel in October 18th. She will perform at the Kick4Life Gala at the Angel Orensanz in New York City on November 1st.
On hundred percent of the proceeds will provide educations to disadvantaged boys and girls in Lesotho, Southern Africa, supporting them to obtain scholarships at schools and colleges in the U.S.
Six months after Marieme was born in the African nation of Mauritania, war broke out between Mauritania and her parents’ native Senegal.
Forced to escape. Marieme and her siblings went to live with their aunt in Senegal while her parents moved to the U.S. It would be five years before her parents would be able to bring the rest of the family to their new home in the Bronx. In the States, Marieme initially learned English through the songs of artists like Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Destiny‘s Child.
On her soulful self-titled debut EP, released earlier this year, Marieme explores themes of identity, self-reliance and evolution. Shondaland praised the track “Be The Change” as the perfect reminder that women have the power to be the change and that we need to use it.”
Blackbook hailed it as, “chillingly poignant” and noted, “We couldn’t think of a better anthem to lead the protestors.
Dancing about Architecture says, “Marieme does that most rare of things, she makes pop that sounds both grown up and wonderfully infectious at the same time.”
Marieme recently discussed the relationship between self-acceptance and style and her experiences with colorism and bullying in a candid interview with StyleLikeU’s YouTube channel.