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Dawen / Bio

With what MTV Iggy calls, “an eclectically soulful style,” soul/r&b singer Dawen explores the gamut of American life, from identity to social issues, to love, loss and redemption. Fusing the grooves of funk and jazz, Dawen offers up a lyrical style that appeals to both the emotions and intellect.

As a singer-songwriter, Dawen hopes his music will further the dialogue on racism and social injustice in American society.

His debut album American Me is available now on iTunes and Amazon. The music video for his single “Wake Up” is on YouTube.

A frequent guest blogger, Dawen has written for Bicoastal Bitchin’ and Slant Eye for the Round Eye. Currently, Dawen is guest blogging for MTV Iggy as he travels around the US and Asia on his American Me Tour. Recently, Dawen performed for Macy Gray on her web show, a memorable experience for the both of them, leaving her feeling "flushed" and impressed with his vocals.

General Info

Band Members
Landy Shores, Leo Budirahardjo, Pranidhi Varshney, Nick Kraus, Lamar "Pharaoh" Merchant
Artist Name
Profile Page
R&B/Soul / Funk / Pop

Contact Info

Los Angeles, CA