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Alison Dineen

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Ali Dineen has been performing her original music and songs from the American folk tradition in New York and across the United States for the past several years, drawing upon music ranging from 1920s American jazz to Eastern European polyphony. Her lyrics are poetic and deeply personal, using narrative to draw connections between personal experience and larger histories. Audiences across the country have been captivated by her voice and the power of her songs' messages. When not performing her original music, Ali also works with various projects including the Crimson Ragdolls, a non-male red-wearing jazz band, and the Bread and Puppet Theater. Ali also works as a music educator, teaching children ages 3-14 privately and in classroom settings at Pono Learning Center and as a guest instructor for the Jalopy Theater and School of Music’s Chous. She is based in New York City, and has performed at the Museum of Art and Design, the Savannah Music Festival, the American Folk Art Museum and the Brooklyn Folk Festival.

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