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shirlette ammons

shirlette ammons is a Durham, North Carolina–based poet and musician whose recent work includes Twilight for Gladys Bentley, a full-length hip-hop album that reimagines the work of 1960s blues singer Gladys Bentley. In September 2015, she launched SugarQube Records in collaboration with her twin sister Shorlette, to support artists who are often under­represented and whose music blends and blurs genre lines. ammons’s sophomore solo album, Language Barrier, will be co-released by Churchkey and SugarQube Records in February 2016 and features guest appearances by the Indigo Girls, Meshell Ndegeocello, Hiss Golden Messenger, and others. For more about shirlette and SugarQube, visit www.SugarQubeRecords.com.*