In this new online series, women musicians perform original work via live-stream on the museum’s social media channels on the first Friday of the month. Each session includes a short interview, conducted over a cup of tea, which explores the artist’s creative process. The Tea proudly welcomes local Afro-folk singer Violet Marley from the D.C.-based band VeVe & Tha Rebels this month, and will be live streaming on NMWA’s Facebook page and at

A vocal music major in jazz under the direction of Professor Calvin Jones at the University of the District of Columbia, Martin was a finalist in the London International Vocalist Competition and has written, directed and produced music programs for D.C. Public Schools and Montgomery County Public Schools. She was contributing composer for the PBS documentary Revolution ’67 by Jerome and Marylou Bongiorno. She has released two albums: Hide (2005) and See Hear, Love…(2011).

Learn More
Add to Calendar 20201106 America/New_York 1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005 The Tea: Heidi Martin