Beginning in the womb and continuing forever forward, the beat bonds us. Courtnee Roze- bandleader, producer, lyricist, writer, and percussionist - honors rhythm's place at the heart of the human experience and employs the drum as a life force. She transforms the elemental instrument in thoroughly modern ways: playing with meter and layering monologue, dance, and African sonic landscapes. Free from the constraints of genre, Roze and her percussion-driven collective are creating a culture of their own,
A djembe and conga virtuoso, Roze has been a student of percussion since she was seven years old. She Keeps her finger on the pulse, by regularly leading workshops and classes for young musicians in New York City and internationally. Roze's catalogue of collaborators includes Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Cirque du Soleil, J. Cole, and Tony Award-winner Lachanze (The Color Purple). She has performed on storied stages from grand (Carnegie Hall and The Apollo Theater) to intimate (Joe's Pub and National Sawdust) to cutting - edge (Afropunk Brooklyn's main stage, where she opened for Solange). In 2015, Roze was awarded a theater residency at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, where she recently returned for a sold- out series of performances. Currently Roze is on Broadway playing percussion for The Donna Summer Musical. Courtnee Roze is also the CEO and designer of Courtnee Roze (The Culture ) fashion line.