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The Spark with Tift Merritt: Shara Nova

Artist Shara Nova wears a white tunic and has her bright red hair pinned back.

Registration required. Register by January 13, 2022 on the Carolina Performing Arts website.

Available on-demand for all ticketholders for 72 hours, beginning on November 4, 2021 at 7:30 PM EDT.Suggested ticket donation (per household) is $15. Tickets available starting at $0.

Join us for The Spark with Tift Merritt featuring Shara Nova, classically trained vocalist, self-taught multi-instrumentalist, and CPA/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Creative Futures artist-in-residence.

Shara Nova, a Detroit-based performing artist, is in her fourth year of artist residency at Carolina Performing Arts. A genre-blending musician who mixes elements of rock, art pop, and chamber music into a sound totally her own, Shara is also known as My Brightest Diamond. Her latest album, A Million And One, sprung from a period of personal transformation and earned acclaim as “nocturnal and optimistic, like the dark winter trek toward the lights of the dance floor” (Pitchfork).

As part of her ongoing residency at CPA, Shara is working with fellow artist-in-residence Helga Davis to create Ocean Body, a film-focused installation at CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio that examines the decade-long close friendship between the artists. This provocative new work is created in collaboration with director Mark DeChiazza and makes its CPA debut in February 2022. Shara was also part of CPA’s Feedback: The Institute for Performance’s virtual course Arts Economies in fall 2020.

Runtime: approximately 60 minutes, including audience Q&A. Recording of CPA virtual events is not permitted. If you have questions or concerns related to accessibility, please contact us. You can also check out our livestream events guide.

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