Angela “Asa Lovechild” Arnold
The Industry Rebel (International Indy Artist and Background Singer for Nona Hendryx) / Tackling Female Identity Crisis Within the Entertainment Industry
Angela “Asa Lovechild” Arnold
Singer, actress & writer Asa Lovechild, is a native of Louisville, KY who started her singing and acting career on the theatre stage at the age of four. Because of her mother believing in keeping her well rounded, she is well versed in West African dance. She has had the privilege and honor of touring with the legendary Nona Hendryx for the past four years, and has shared the stage and worked with the likes of R&B singer Monifah, Sarah Dash, Kimberly Nichole (The Voice), Tsidii Le Loka (Lion King/credited with teaching her the universal power of music on the soul), Toshi Reagon, Martha Redbone, Morley, Imani Uzuri, V. Jeffrey Smith (The Family Stand),and Sandra St. Victor (The Family Stand), to name a few.
Asa Lovechild holds a degree in Literature and Theatre Arts from The University of Louisville and was honored to be mentored by the late Ruby Dee and the late Barbara Ann Teer in the early development of her career. She is a former in house entertainment blogger for Your Black World, Naturally Moi, and The 360 Experiment.
Asa can be seen in acclaimed director, D. Channsin Berry’s (Black Girls)The Black Line Part 3. She can be heard in the critically acclaimed documentary, The Black Panthers:Vanguard of the Revolution by Stanley Nelson Jr. She is also a background singer for rock legend Nona Hendryx and R&B sensation Freddie Jackson. She is currently touring across the tri state area of New York, with her band which features her musical director Ronny Drayton(Nona Hendryx, Meshell Ndegeocello, 24-7 Spyz, Burnt Sugar, Black Rock Coalition).
Asa is also working on an album with mega producer/bassist/musical director Warren McRae (Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Lionel Richie, Melissa Etheridge). Just recently she introduced pieces of her one woman show Identity Crisis to a select audience in Brooklyn, New York along with a revisit of her 1st album Love's Experience (Steve Wallace Edition), which charted numerous times in the UK, Nigeria, Brazil and many other parts of the world.
ASA LOVECHILD'S APPEARANCES:
Williamsburg Music Center: Asa Lovechild Presents Identity Crisis
Women's Jazz Festival: Tribute To Nona Hendryx
Irving Plaza's Night of 1000 Stevie's: Tribute to Stevie Nicks
Jools Holland Show: Nona Hendryx
Lonnette McKee (Sparkle) in celebration of Toni Seawright @ The Sugar Bar NYC
Nona Hendyx: Women's Bill of Rights Tour
Stevie Wonder Tribute:Hotter Than July
Tomas Donker and True Groove:Diablo Love
1. Identity Crisis: One woman theatre and prose show about the undiscussed image and emotions of a dark woman
2. When Plan A Fails: Surviving The Industry & Things They Don't Teach You In School
3. The Light And Dark Of It: Standing Out As A Woman of Color In Entertainment
4. Self Sacrifice: What To Do When You Feel Like Giving Up On Your Dream
5. Cabaret: A musical production chronicling the careers of Bessie Smith, Lena Horne, Carmen McRae, Billie Holiday, Ethal Waters, Dinah Washington, and other great women in jazz.
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