Dessa (real name Margret Wander) is a rapper, singer, and essayist. Dessa has performed around the world as a member of the Doomtree hip-hop crew and as a solo artist. Dessa's work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Monthly, and several literary journals. She has published two short collections of poetry and essays.
Singer, rapper, and poet Dessa is known for her philosophical words and pushing musical boundaries on albums like Parts of Speech and Chime. Here, she speaks about her lifelong fascination with the behavioral and biological sciences. (Photo: Paul Phillips.) This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
Singer, rapper, and poet Dessa is known for her philosophical words and pushing musical boundaries on albums like Parts of Speech and Chime. Here, she speaks about her lifelong fascination with the behavioral and biological sciences. (Photo: Paul Phillips.) This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
Musician Dessa shares a fun segment with Roshini discussing her new album Sound The Bells, her upcoming European orchestral debut with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and share some details of her life. 
“There’s a patience that it asks for, and a patience it imparts, and you sort of have to be tall enough to ride this ride.” In this episode, Dessa talks about how when her father played her the “Chaconne” from J.S. Bach’s Partita for Violin in D Minor as part of a classical music “starter kit”, the piece immediately spoke to her, not just because she finds an unexpected connection between rap and classical music, but in how its range of emotions, and its interplay between beauty and anger have given her something to lean on in challenging times. Dessa is a singer and rapper with the Doomtree crew of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has two upcoming shows in New York at National Sawdust and The Greene Space.  
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Creator Details

Birthdate
May 23rd, 1981
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Episode Count
29
Podcast Count
28
Total Airtime
16 hours, 53 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 563982