My Bamboo Hat
A native Chicagoan, flutist/singer/songwriter Suki Rae has been playing music since the age of five.A classically trained flutist,she has an MA in Music/Film and has been performing internationally for the last 20 years. Awards include: only American finalist in the Hoeillart Jazz Festival in Belgium; Honorary Award in Great American Song Festival; Runner up Song of the Year Award; Viewer's Choice Award at Kweevak.com; ASCAP Awards since 1994;American Song Festival;Nashville Song Festival and nominations for the Just Plain Folks Awards and the NAR Best Song Awards. In 2006, Suki received a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant to lead peace songwriting workshops culminating in a peace concert at St. Marks Church in New York City. In 2005, she wrote music,lyrics,text,co directed,produced,and acted in a staged reading of her musical 'I Don't Wannabe a Wannabe' at the Writer's Voice in New York City. Performances include: Universal Jazz Coalition's Women in Jazz Festival;MUNY's Texaco Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival;Michigan Womens' Music Festival;Jerusalem Womens' Music Festival;St. Peter's Church;Makor and Alice Tully Hall. She has been a musician in residence at Cornell University;the Arad Arts Project in Arad,Israel;the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos,New Mexico; the Hilai Arts Colony in Israel;the Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar,Spain;Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado; and White Oak Plantation in Yulee, Florida. She has written songs in many different genres.Her song,'My Bamboo Hat' is published in 'The Music Box and Other Delights.' Her song,' I think of You,' has recently been published and is being licensed by Noteborn Music for Film and TV. She has also acted,directed, and written for Theatre and Film and appeared on Radio and TV. Her five recordings,all self-produced on Reverence for Life Records are all of original songs except Cantique de Noel (Christmas songs). Her recordings include: Water and Fire;Pipedreams;Cantique de Noel; My Bamboo Hat; I Think of You and the Single 'Bugz in Da Bed.'