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Art Auré: D.C.’s Latest Soul Sensation Brings Classical Roots

District native Art Auré merges breathtakingly beautiful and passionate vocals with a brilliant fusion of pop, funk and soul, taking her audience on an inspirational, emotional journey.

Her music focuses on positivity and empowerment and industry experts call it intensely personal – yet her sound carries a universal message: it is timely and timeless.

Trained classically in six languages, the vocalist, songwriter and graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Northwest, received one of her most significant breaks last year as a participant in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 202Creates arts residency.
As a featured performer who blew the crowd away, Auré noted the responses she received.

“People were like, are you signed to a label?” the smooth sounding crooner recalled. “But, I’m currently an independent artist who just has a passion for music.”

In 2019, Auré debuted the single, “California Sunset,” which she featured while opening in concert for chart-topping hitmakers like Kanye West, Miguel and Faith Evans.

“I really enjoyed those experiences and I think I learned so much, especially from Faith Evans, who really was kind and talked to me about music,” Auré gushed.

Last month, Auré released the single, “Keep On,” which earned selection from Black Women for Biden as the theme song for its GenZ/Millennials events leading up to the November presidential election.

The record, which Auré co-produced, features a global roster of musicians and includes horns, a 25-piece string orchestra, bass, guitars, drums, piano, a choir and a rich production.

“It’s a song we can all relate to,” Auré stated. “There’s so much in this world, bringing us down, and my responsibility as an artist is to bring us up and make us happy. There’s so much negativity going on and I have to uplift.”

Auré noted that her parents originated from Gary, Ind., the home of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson and his family.
“My dad played in a band with Jackson’s cousins,” Auré noted.

She and her four siblings used to dance and make up original songs and Auré recalled her goal was to win talent shows.

“That’s because the talent shows were offering money and I wanted to buy new stuff,” she said with a laugh.

As a District native, Auré recognizes the city’s rich go-go history and she has incorporated the sound into her latest single, “Good Times.”

“I’ve definitely done go-go before but not as much,” she said. “But I have sung in six different languages and ‘Good Times’ is something I’m excited about. You get a hint of go-go and it’s the biggest thing I’ve ever done.”

Auré’s much-anticipated debut album is slated for a fall or winter debut and the proud District entertainer says she’s ready for the world.

“The artist’s duty is to reflect the times,” Auré said. “So, let’s ‘Keep on.'”

To learn more about Art Auré or purchase her new single, visit https://www.hellogoodtimes.art. Follow her on Instagram@artisworldwide; Facebook/Artisworldwide; or Twitter @Artisworldwide.

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Stacy M. Brown

I’ve worked for the Daily News of Los Angeles, the L.A. Times, Gannet and the Times-Tribune and have contributed to the Pocono Record, the New York Post and the New York Times. Television news opportunities have included: NBC, MSNBC, Scarborough Country, the Abrams Report, Today, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Imus in the Morning and Anderson Cooper 360. Radio programs like the Wendy Williams Experience, Tom Joyner Morning Show and the Howard Stern Show have also provided me the chance to share my views.

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