The Kennedy Center

Be Steadwell



Upcoming Performances

Video 7/7/2018: Roadwork 40th Anniversary: Three Voices

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates Roadwork’s 40th anniversary as a D.C.-based multiracial coalition that puts women artists on the road locally and globally, with a performance featuring D.C. artists Ysaÿe Maria Barnwell, Be Steadwell, and Carolyn Malachi. Founded in 1978 by women leaders from African American civil rights, women’s, global justice, and lesbian-feminist movements, Roadwork aims at transforming consciousness and creating new movements in global arts and social justice.

Presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Watch Past Performances

Video 11/15/2016: Strathmore Artist in Residence: Be Steadwell

Be Steadwell is a singer-songwriter and filmmaker who uses her roots in jazz, a cappella and folk music to present a blend which she calls “queer pop.”

Be Steadwell