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Thursday, November 9, 2023—7:30pm

Thursday, November 9, 2023—7:30pm
The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube
2 hours
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BLK GOLD is a celebration of the power, beauty and versatility of Black artists in Detroit. This joyful event boasts of brilliant spoken word artists and a musical performance by Lulu Fall. Hosted by La Shaun phoenix Moore with DJ Stacye J on the 1s and 2s.

Lulu Fall, singer, award-winning songwriter, Broadway actor, and visual artist is one unexpected package. Accompanied by Brendon Davis on keyboard, this dynamic duo will journey through true love, grief, unrequited love, spiritual transformation, and everything in between. With notes of soul, jazz, and rock, Lulu will perform original material, primarily featured on her latest project, Transform. 

Spoken Word Performers
Kahn Davison
Justin Rogers
Nandi Comer (Michigan Poet Laureate)
Scheherazade Washington Parrish
Alana Gracey


Lulu Fall


Lulu Fall is a singer, award-winning songwriter, and actor currently based in Detroit. Fall, a formally trained jazz vocalist with a musical theatre background, is one complete and unexpected package. As a product of Senegalese and Cameroonian parentage, her music reflects her global perspective by way of her American sensibilities.

Because Fall has a background in musical theatre, she alternates between that and music. Among other shows, she was a performer in the Smithsonian’s American Songbook Programand ensemble member in Studio Theatre’s adaptation of Passing StrangeShe was also a featured ensemble member in the acclaimed hippie love-rock musical HAIRboth the first National tour and Broadway. Her off-broadway credits include: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, the acclaimed musical Pretty Filthy, and acclaimed folk-opera Hadestown. Fall portrayed the character of Brenda in Capital Repertory’s production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe in Albany. Fall was most recently in Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, and the off-Broadway productions of This Ain't No Disco and Wild Goose Dreams. Fall performed at the 71st Annual Tony Awards with the cast of Great Comet. Fall was a co-star in episode 3 of Random Acts of Flyness on HBO (Season 1). She was a guest star in the season 3 of The Last O.G. on TBS (Episode 7).

With a degree in Jazz Studies, Fall attended Michigan State University. She independently released her debut EP It’s Official in 2009, both in Washington DC and London. Her title track single can be found on Spotify. Fall also independently released a collaborative EP Heal: Part 1 with the LF+JT (Lulu Fall and James Theory) project in 2015. Fall's latest collaborative project album, The Unpaved Road, was released in August 2017 with writing partner Kris Johnson. This full-length album can be found on all major music platforms (iTunes, Spotify, CD Baby) as well as the Artist Centric Music label website ( The latest video single from this album, entitled "Painfully Sober," was exclusively released by AFROPUNK. Some of Fall’s music performances include the Winter Music Conference in Miami, FL, Blues Alley in Washington, DC, Langnau Jazz Nights Festival in Switzerland, Jazz Re:freshed in London and the Detroit Jazz Festival in Detroit, MI. Fall was a finalist in the 4th annual Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Jazz Competition. She won the Mid-Atlantic Song Competition (MASC) and was awarded Gold and Silver for her songs “Fight” and “No Better” in the R&B category. Fall was the honorable mention recipient of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) for her song, “Between Two Worlds.” Her single “Pretty For a Dark Girl” was awarded TOP 5 WINNER in the R&B category of the Great American Song Contest. Fall’s latest album, Between Two Worlds, was released on November 8th, 2019 under Ropeadope Records.

La Shaun phoenix Moore

spoken word artist

La Shaun phoenix Moore is a Detroit-based vocalist, spoken word artist, activist, culture creator, and wife. Moore’s interdisciplinary work is infused with her love for the city of Detroit, hip-hop, God, social justice, and her black momma. She is currently working on her first memoir exploring the complexities of the Mother Wound and how it is rooted in her immediate family.



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