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Aurora Barnes
Monday, March 30, 2015 9:30 PM
Metropolitan Room, New York, NY
  • 2
  • Bev Min
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  • Ticket Price: $22.50 - $115.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: 2
    Bev Min
Aurora Barnes

“Manufacturing illusions/Shattered rainbows coming down/I’m afraid of losing/It’s a fine line I could write/Then I’d be found ” – Aurora Barnes (from “Fair Game”)
New York City-based singer, songwriter and activist Aurora Barnes creates fiery music that tells vivid stories of love, heartbreak, joy, struggle and human resiliency, which are all captured on her debut EP, Fair Game. Aurora uses intricate melodies and harmonies as a vehicle for her lyrics, painting pictures that explore themes of unrequited love and sexism, stand-by-your-man resolve and social uprising, disillusionment and desire. Her vocal performances demonstrate her total connection to the material – unique for a singer nowadays.
Aurora has always been fascinated by the ability of musicians to capture complex emotions and the spirit of a particular moment in history. She was raised in uptown Manhattan surrounded by passionate members of the civil rights, women’s rights, labor and anti-war movements, learning early on the importance of a lifelong commitment to political and social activism. Raised on everyone from Bob Dylan to Stephen Sondheim, Nina Simone to Bonnie Raitt, Aurora grew to understand that the words she spoke and the ones she wrote must be deliberate and meaningful.
As a young child Aurora’s natural aptitude for music and acting was apparent when she joined TADA! Youth Theater (for musical theater) and Opus 118 East Harlem Violin Program. As a young violinist, she played alongside legends Itzhak Perlman and Isaac Stern and was profiled in the Oscar-nominated documentary Small Wonders. She continued to develop as a singer, storyteller and actress, working with coaches Adrienne Angel and Harold Guskin, and performing in NYC venues like The Bitter End, Nuyorican Poet’s Café and The Knitting Factory.
“Aurora has a beautiful singing voice with wonderful technique and has made a great impression in the acting industry.” – Bernadette Peters