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Dee Galloway | Family Promise Concert

Poet, singer, songwriter and griot, Dee Galloway, has many voices, but the Denver-based artist says she always weaves music and poetry into her work.

“These days I operate as an itinerant poet who writes and performs original poems and rituals to commemorate special events,” according to her website. “I was born to stand up and say stuff and sing stuff,” she said.

Dee also belongs to the First Unitarian Society of Denver, a Family Promise partner. She performed at the last two “From The Heart concerts”.

Dee was recently honored when Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, produced a moving theater piece based on “They Slice the Air,” involving more than 40 students from across the campus. They even flew her out to New Jersey and wrote her into the show. Take a look at Dee performing the poem with Sankofa, an ensemble of The Spirituals Project (above photo)!

She is a member of The Spirituals Project and conducts writing workshops through schools and churches as well as adult and youth programs.

Dee also supports our mission.

“I love Family Promise. I think it’s one of the best things on the planet. I remember being in a family that needed the kind of help that Family Promise brings, and there was no such thing available at the time,” she said. “We were basically traveling from house to house to stay with anyone who would put up with a mom and three kids until we could find another place to be.”

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