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Dessa on the effervescence of stagecraft

Carl Norquist

This interview posted above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

Dessa has made a career as a renaissance women. Her music, poetry, and essays exhibit wit, fortitude, and candor. She attended the University of Minnesota where she received a B.A in Philosophy before becoming an artist full time.

She's contributed to the New York Times, National Geographic, and is featured on the Hamilton Mixtape with her track "Congratulations."

She's also the host of Deeply Human, a podcast created by the BBC and American Public Media.

Dessa has performed at Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, and recorded with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra.

On July 7-8, she is in Sioux Falls gracing the Levitt Shell for Innoskate. On Thursday she performs 2 songs with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. On Friday she performs her own headlining set.

The ever-fascinating Dessa joins Lori Walsh on In the Moment to talk philosophy and the effervescence of stagecraft.

Carl Norquist is a producer and writer for In the Moment. An EMMY-winning producer, Carl previously worked for KTIV News 4 in Sioux City, IA. Carl is a Minnesota native and graduate of Augustana University with majors in Art and English.
Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.