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Kiersten Adams

BSR Contributor Since May 30, 2023

Kiersten Adams (she/they) is a Philadelphia native and freelance writer covering arts and culture, sometimes at the intersection of environmentalism.

Kiersten Adams is a freelance journalist and creative writer whose work centers Black culture and experiences at the intersections of the natural and unnatural world. She writes to amplify the overlooked artistry, work, and efforts made by the communities she finds herself in. Kiersten's words have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Tribune, Grid magazine, Salty magazine, and more. She currently resides in Germantown, Philadelphia.

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Nance, a Black man wearing a white shift, sits on a stool onstage and sings into a handheld mic, a spiral in light behind him

BlackStar Projects and Union Transfer present Terence Nance’s V O R T E X in concert

Finding a groove in the vortex

Terence Nance’s first performance of V O R T E X, his debut album, was full of heavy percussion and celestial harping that managed to stay tethered to the earth through balance and love. Kiersten Adams reviews.
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