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Vanessa Daou (born October 4, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, poet, visual artist and dancer. Most notably a musician, her work is known among electronica, nu jazz and trip hop circles for her trademark spoken word and aspirated singing style as well as its erotic and literary subtexts.

Formative years

Daou was born and spent her early childhood in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, relocating in 1984 to attend boarding school in Massachusetts. As a young adult, she attended Vassar College for two years and spent several years in New York City's Hell's Kitchen area before earning a scholarship to study dance at Columbia University. There, she would train with choreographer Eric Hawkins and explore visual art with Barry Moser and poetry with Kenneth Koch, whom she cites as having sparked her interest in spoken word. Daou ultimately graduated cum laude with a visual arts and art history degree from Barnard College/Columbia and frequently appeared in her senior year at Postcrypt Coffeehouse, the university's on-campus poetry lounge....
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  • Danger Ahead (The Remixes)

    On Records
    2013
  • Danger Ahead (Single)

    On Records
    2013
  • Light Sweet Crude, Act One: Hybrid

    On Records
    2013
  • Speak/Easy: The Moonshine Mixes - 'Joe Sent Me' Revisited

    On Records
    2012
  • Once In A While (The Remixes EP)

    On Records
    2012
  • Heart Of Wax (The Remixes Pt. 2)

    On Records
    2011
  • Consequences (The Remixes)

    On Records
    2011
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Excerpts from "Joe Sent M.D.E.": "Black & White"

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