TRANScendent Sounds Festival Returns In June 2021: Nomi Ruiz, KC Ortiz, Brody Ray & More Confirmed
Updated Saturday, June 26, to add all performance and festival videos.
TRANScendent Sounds Festival is returning to once again celebrate transgender artists and their contributions to music and culture. Airing Saturday, June 26, at 3 p.m. ET / noon PT on GRAMMY.com as well as on the Recording Academy's YouTube and Facebook pages, TRANScendent Sounds Festival 2021 will feature a thrilling array of performances and special appearances, including performances by Brody Ray, Shea Diamond, Mal Blum, KC Ortiz, and Nomi Ruiz. Hosted by "POSE" star Angelica Ross, the virtual event will also feature appearances by Billy Porter, Jazz Jennings and Raquel Willis.
Presented and produced by GRAMMY.com, TRANScendent Sounds Festival is meant to serve as a celebration while also bringing awareness to the ever-present social hurdles of the global transgender community and the disproportionate levels of violence that specifically harm Black trans women and transgender women of color. Premiered in July 2020, the inaugural festival featured performances by Abigail Pereira, Ryan Cassata, KC Ortiz, Ah-Mer-Ah-Su, Brody Ray, Peppermint, and DJ Lina Bradford, along with special appearances from MJ Rodriguez (FX’s "Pose"), Bob the Drag Queen, Monét X Change, Gizzle, and many others.
Don’t forget to tune in for education on an important cause and to celebrate the artistry of transgender people worldwide!