Brown Girls Burlesque Lands In DC–Win Tickets To Tonight’s Show!

So excited for this!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—The tantalizing New York-based Brown Girls Burlesque makes their DC premiere at the Red Palace with Soul Train vs. Solid Gold! On Friday, March 30, the BGB lovelies will shimmy, shake and rock your soul with a tribute to two of the most beloved music shows ever! Hosted by the Def Jam poet Regie Cabico with DJ Natty Boom holding down the sounds of the 70’s and 80’s, making strippin’ history in the Chocolate City at two back-to-back shows at the Red Palace (1212 12th St. NE), one at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

The striptease art form has a remarkably rich past and present as noted by Chicava Honeychild, creative producer of BGB, in the Ebony Magazine article “BLACK BURLESQUE: Live Nude Girls!” After their 2007 debut, BGB has become a staple in the burlesque community keeping the art form alive in communities of color but also creating a space for other women of color on the burlesque stage. BGB has packed venues and created shows at some of New York City’s finest venues, and around the country, continuing the legacy of dancers like Tina Pratt, Toni Elling and Lottie the Body.

Brown Girls Burlesque has graced the pages of publications such as: Bust Magazine, The Advocate, The Village Voice, TRACE’s “Black Girls Rule” issue and $pread Magazine, and were also featured in a video on entitled “Burlesque in Color.” The ladies of Brown Girls Burlesque are: Akynos, Chicava HoneyChild, Essence Revealed, exHOTic Other, jazabel jade, Miss Aurora BoobRealis (co-founder), SisterMoon, and Sunshine Fayalicious.

Don’t miss this funky trip back in time! Ticket information is available here:

I’ll be attending the 11 PM show with some of my friends–feel free to come out and support. Also, on Saturday, Brown Girls Burlesque will be hosting a workshop at MamaSita’s Movement and Wellness Studio. Details here.

Jazabel Jade has offered a pair of free tickets, so if you want them, comment or send us a tweet with your Burlesque alterego’s name. (All are welcome to participate!)

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  • Hedone

    This show was awesome! I see burlesque as often as I can–Angie Pontani/Pontani Sisters, Legs Malone and her troup and a not very good troop out of Baltimore. BGB was not only creative, it was entertaining and the crowd was fully engaged and having a fabulous time. The crowd interaction dance contest at intermission was just as good as the show. What a night of fun and sexy. Thanks BGB.