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Due to illness, Yasmin Williams must cancel her performance tonight. She is truly sorry and will get back to Columbus as soon as she can.
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Bask in the bright, lush soundscapes of one of guitar music’s most promising young talents as she brings her mesmerizing solo act to the Wex.
Reimagining the white male–dominated genre of fingerstyle guitar, Yasmin Williams dazzles with a virtuosic style paired with her very own, trailblazing techniques. Often playing with the guitar in her lap, strings facing skyward, Williams’s sound is at once comfortingly familiar and wholly original. In addition to her command of the strings, Williams deftly layers percussive elements like the kalimba, mallets from hammered dulcimers, and even tap shoes, evoking an ensemble of sound to tell a story. Her second and most recent album, Urban Driftwood, was completed during the COVID-19 lockdowns and Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, serving as a diary and means of finding solace during that year.
Yasmin Williams, photo: Zach Pigg.
Growing up in northern Virginia, Yasmin Williams was inspired to learn electric guitar after she beat the video game Guitar Hero II on expert level in 8th grade. She taught herself to play electric guitar and other stringed instruments by ear before deciding to focus on acoustic guitar for its versatility, along with the ability it gave her to build on the lap-tapping techniques she developed playing Guitar Hero. Williams recorded and mixed her first EP, Serendipity, in 2012 while still in high school. She went on to receive a BM in Music Theory and Composition from New York University in 2017. Her inspirations include Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Amadou Kouyate. Williams’s most recent album, Urban Driftwood, was released in 2021 on the radical feminist record label Spinster.
PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Wexner Family
National Endowment for the Arts
Ohio Arts Council
L Brands Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Mike and Paige Crane
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
President Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica Meinhard
Larry and Donna James
Alex and Renée Shumate