The Kennedy Center

Yasmin Williams


Yasmin Williams is an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist with an unorthodox, modern style of playing. She grew up in northern Virginia and was introduced to the guitar after playing the video game Guitar Hero 2. Yasmin graduated from New York University with a BM in Music Theory and Composition in December 2017. Her first album, Unwind, was released in May 2018 and is available on all major streaming services and Bandcamp. Yasmin's music has been reviewed by NPR Music, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Vintage Guitar Magazine and other publications and has charted highly on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Billboard Heatseekers charts. |

Watch Past Performances

Video 6/29/2019: Sisterfire Showcase

Roadwork brings the social power of music to the Millennium Stage through the spirit of its Sisterfire Festival. Join us for an intergenerational, multiracial, post-genre hour of womensound.  With a special tribute to the late Dr. Shirley Childress Johnson, long-time sign language interpreter for Sweet Honey In The Rock. This year’s showcase features: Ysaye Barnwell -- singer, composer, arranger and Sweet Honey In The Rock alum; Ariel Horowitz -- violinist, composer, activist; Be Steadwell -- vocalist, composer and director; and Yasmin Williams — acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and composer.

This performance will be sign-interpreted.

Presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Social Power of Music  with support from WPFW, Busboys and Poets and Levine Music.

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