Last weekend we had the raddest invitation that included two of our favorite things. Conscious Music and desert vibes at Pappy + Harriet’s in Joshua Tree.
Over the last year Marieme has been on our radar! Marieme (the artist moniker of Marieme Diop) is a Senegales-American singer-songwriter with a multi-octave voice whose music has R&B, pop, and jazz influences. Her musical themes reflect her youth disrupted by war and her subsequent world travels.
Marieme music was influenced by the iconoclastic greats who created their own lanes like: Erykah Badu, Dusty Springfield, Aretha, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Lauryn Hill, and Sarah Vaughn. What sets Marieme apart is both her combination of a bold, expressive multi-octave voice and her individual perspective as a socially-conscious world citizen.
As the Desert evening breeze chilled the air, Marieme took to the stage to perform songs from her latest album, “CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE NEW ROCK N ROLL” Marieme Songs for the Revolution. Her soothing and powerful voice vibrated through the expansive desert skies with permeating conscious lyrics, that captivated the fashionable crowd at Pappy + Harriet.
"WHAT I WANT TO DO IS REMIND PEOPLE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT, BASIC HUMAN QUALITIES – TO WRITE A MANUAL IN SONGS HELPING US LEARN TO LOVE OURSELVES." - MARIEME
Marieme embraces a bohemian lifestyle and new concepts of spirituality. Her current persona has truly evolved out of insights and epiphanies she received after traveling to Peru for a meditation ceremony. A fan of manga, animation, and cosplay as much as music, Marieme went on to create a fantastical performing persona whose chameleonic shifts suggest David Bowie. She even makes her own distinctively glam outfits herself – displaying a solid hand in individually creating the artist that will soon be revealed to the world in full bloom. "This is a big leap," she says. "It's all been slowly marinating, cultivating and evolving into something complicated but exciting. Thankfully, now it's cool to be multi-dimensional. I really imagine a better world in my songs, and I'm proof music can do that. Music changed my life, and I want it to help change other lives, too."
Credits: Marieme - Wearing Island Tribe, Styled by Angeline Hayling