The Hum presents Doe Paoro & Little Kruta
7:30pm doors • 8pm show
In the latest edition of the female and nonbinary series The Hum at National Sawdust, LA-based singer, songwriter, and sound healer Doe Paoro joins New York-based pop-chamber ensemble Little Kruta for a performance of her music reimagined for an all-female orchestra. Beginning with a harp meditation by Amy Ahn, this lush and immersive evening of ceremony is not one to be missed.
Doe Paoro is a singer, songwriter and sound healer from Syracuse, New York, signed to ANTI- Records. A self taught pianist and vocalist, she trained in Tibetan Opera singing after encountering the art form while on a solo trip through the Himalayas in 2011. She credits this study with opening her voice to an ethereal realm, and to the meditative influence in her music. In 2012, she self-released her debut record, “Slow to Love,” to critical acclaim. She produced her second record, “After,” with members of Bon Iver in Wisconsin and recently released her third album, “Soft Power,” which she produced in London with Jimmy Hogarth (Sia, Amy Winehouse). She has toured with artists ranging from the The Gipsy Kings to Sylvan Esso, and has her music featured on NPR and BBC, amongst others. She is interested in the power of music as a healing practice, and a pathway to deeper connection.
Little Kruta is a crowd-funded pop chamber orchestra that consists of mainly strings, vocals, horns, percussion, piano, and other fun stuff thrown in for good measure. Honestly it changes shape pretty frequently – but that’s the beauty of it! I’m here to serve the artists, bring their voices to the forefront, and supply orchestration, arrangements, and musicians for those who otherwise couldn’t afford such. No limits!
The Hum is an entirely female and nonbinary concert series that celebrates, instigates, and nourishes the community of female and nonbinary musicians in New York City and beyond. Since its formation in April 2015, the series has fostered collaborations between 250+ musicians including Kimbra, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Julie Byrne, OSHUN, Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief, Kelsey Lu, members of tUnE-yArDs, The Cranberries, Lake Street Dive, Cat Power, The Julie Ruin, Cibo Matto, and more.
Hum concerts feature only women or nonbinary artists on stage and all walks of life in attendance. Each installment invites a group of female and/or nonbinary musicians to form impromptu “dream bands”, shedding the usual dynamics of their main projects and exploring new avenues of their creativity. Long lasting friendships, creative relationships, and even bands have emerged from these collaborations, not to mention magical results on their stage. The music crosses a constellation of genres and influences, all coming together to form a space where women are linked — not ranked — and celebrated for their artistry on its own terms