Afrovelvet, or Velvet is Malissa Wilkins. Equally a Vocalist, Designer, Creative Director + Photographer, Velvet mixes the senses of sight and sound to create theatrical sonic experiences.
In January 2017, with her partner and fellow AVNG member, Nate G., she released 'Not Just A Body', an EP addressing the use of Black bodies in mainstream American culture. The duo have been featured in DC's Washington City Paper and DC Music Download's Rising Artists Column.
Velvet released her own single, RAINBOW🌈 GROOVES, this month, on October 4th, which will be followed by her first solo album. She has been featured for her work in The Washington Informer, Washington City Paper, and with A Creative DC and Brightest Young Things at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery + the National Women's Museum. Velvet has performed in DC, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Philly + New York.
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