People of the District: Wifty Bangura

People of the District interview musician Wifty Bangura.


Friday October 9, 2020
7:30 PM
Free (donations appreciated)

Facebook Live:

Come see DC differently through the eyes of a fascinating local resident in this interview and improv exploration of life in DC. First we interview a special guest about their life, their vocation and passions, and what makes DC special to them. Then we improvise a fun and freewheeling montage of scenes inspired by our interview. Produced by Erick Acuña, People of the District  has a rotating cast for each show.

Cast: Simone Webster, Olivia Martinez, Diego Hernandez, Slli’m Williams, Spencer Orenstein, Macey Schiff, Erick Acuña


Wifty Bangura is a multifaceted creative specializing in sound. Discovering her love for music at the age of 9, Wifty was able to learn the basics by going to concerts with her father who is a reggae singer. She’s a versatile veteran with 6 years of training as a classical vocalist and 13 years of performing experience. Her Sierra Leonean roots have a big influence on her music as she grew up listening to West African reggae. She’s also influenced by Boombap Hip-Hop, Jazz, Romantic Classical music, Psychedelic Funk, and Lo-Fi. Along with being a musician, Wifty has dedicated part of her life to teaching voice and music theory, and to the development of young Black artists.
“My goal as a creative is to help people feel like it’s okay to be uncomfortable in their growth because it’s normal. And I’m growing along with everyone else. My music isn’t just a reflection of me. It is me and my growth in physical form.”


– @AMPDDMV performance coming at the end of the month
– New song “Mami Wata” coming soon
– Instagram: @WiftyBangura 
– Single “IKROSAI” (ee-kro-sigh) available now on all streaming platforms.