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Music Under Glass with Shawnee Dez

July 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm


Join us for the Music Under Glass 2022 music concert series!

Shawnee Dez featuring Moody Umbra: There’s Solace in the Shadows


Moody Umbra: There’s Solace in the Shadows explores the unconscious mind as a means of piecing together the true memories, repressed desires and unspoken secrets which make us whole. Performed by Shawnee Dez, this work is inspired by their debut project Moody Umbra.

Drawing on distorted remembrance, Moody Umbra aims to confront ideas of self in contrast with projections of the ego. As attendees experience the performance, they are asked to examine fragments of themselves that may be hidden or repressed. It is through this process of acknowledging and naming that we are truly able to see ourselves wholly, both shadow and ego.


About the Artist:

From Chicago’s South Side, singer/songwriter Shawnee Dez intently engages her audience, encouraging energy exchanges. Dez is mostly concerned with ancestral knowledge, and performance as an opportunity to channel, to communicate with the past and future. Her dynamic multi-ranged alto melodic sound, paired with powerful grit will shake your soul.

Dez’s work centers youth and community advocacy. When off the stage, she activates spaces for creative youth to express unapologetically. In June 2020, Shawnee organized a massive Pre-Juneteenth Black Joy bike ride through Chicago’s Metropolitan area. This ride was a symbol of liberation and mobility, during a time where many were heavily limited by the horrifying effects of two pandemics: systemic racism and COVID-19.


General Admission Tickets: $10

Garfield Park Resident & Neighbor Tickets: Free with Promo Code

Please contact Drea Slaughter at for Garfield Park Resident & Neighbor promo code.


Please read our updated Covid-19 protocols (link opens in a new tab).


Accommodations: When you register for this program you will be asked to provide any accommodation requests. If you have any questions or would like to request an additional accommodation, please contact Mattie Wilson at, at least 72 hours prior to the event start.


Refund policy:

For all fee-based programs and tours, we are able to provide full refunds up to two weeks prior to the program date. Within two weeks, we can offer a credit for a future event/program, or a refund in the event that we have a waitlist for the program and we can fill your spot.


The Music Under Glass series is made possible in part by The MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity and the Arts at Prince Charitable Trusts., the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Arts Midwest, the National Endowment for the Arts and DCASE.


July 20, 2022
6:00 pm
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