On May 9th, 2019, Drea will world premiere her latest song “Let Us Dance” with the Dap Kings featuring Maimouna Youssef at the CAMFED 25 gala in NYC supporting girls’ education in Africa. The single will be available for release worldwide on May 10th, 2019.
With intellect, passion, and determination, Drea Pizziconi challenges convention to support others with her life-changing focus on music and education empowerment. A multifaceted musician —— singer, producer, composer —— Drea draws from her classical vocal and instrumental training to seamlessly blend genres from soul and jazz, to blues, rock, and pop into her unique style.
Drea began her career as a soloist performing across Europe at the age of 14; she has since toured as a featured artist in the U.S., Asia, and the Middle East, spanning venues from classical concert halls to international jazz festivals. This experience seeing the world planted the seeds for a career as a social entrepreneur and community developer focused on expanding education access in Africa. While some of these social entrepreneurial endeavors took her attention away from the stage for several years, the exposure to daily life around the world in all its struggles and triumphs reignited her storyteller musical roots.
In 2015, she recruited Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, producer and composer Keyon Harrold to co-found Compositions for a Cause to create music that raises awareness around the most pressing human rights and social justice issues of our day. Together they wrote and produced “Running” (aka Refugee Song) featuring Grammy Award winning artists Gregory Porter and Common, which Billboard named the top single to inspire hope and change in 2016. She went on to executive produce songwriter Harrold’s 2017 album "The Mugician”. On that album, she wrote “Circus Show” featuring Gary Clark Jr, which has been recognized internationally by media and music tastemakers as a leading protest anthem in our current political climate.
“Let Us Dance” with the Dap Kings featuring Maimouna Youssef will be available on all distribution channels on May 10th.
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On May 9, 2019, the Campaign for Female Education will host a 25th Anniversary Gala in NYC. At the event, Drea will premiere her new song "Let Us Dance" featuring Maimouna Youssef, which will serve as an anthem for girls' empowerment globally.
All profits from "Let Us Dance" in 2019 will go towards supporting CAMFED's awesome work to educate girls in Africa.
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