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Dorian Wood Performs Tribute to Bill Withers

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Southland Sessions Presents: From high school operas and drive-thru art exhibitions to Chicano comedies and underground DJ sets—we are showcasing the vibrancy of arts and culture across our city today.

Artist Dorian Wood gives an a cappella, multitrack, at-home tribute to the late Bill Withers.

Dorian Wood - Lean on Me

Title: Lean on Me
Arranged by: Dorian Wood
Written by: Bill WIthers
Originally Published: April 4, 2020

About the Artist
Dorian Wood seeks to glorify both the sanctity and irreverence of intimacy. Through the use of their corpulent body and booming voice, Wood revels in challenging the artist-audience separation, using subject matter informed by their own perspective as a non-binary brown person and an autodidact. (more)

Witness the creativity of L.A.’s music scene during COVID-19, from drive-in performances and punk rocker exercise videos to musical tributes to the city’s iconic street vendors and food trucks. See how rhythms made from scavenged household items created during quarantine have kept communities inspired and moving to the beat in this episode made in collaboration with dublab. Hosted by Definitive Sound (Def Sound).

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