Ebony Dumas

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As an urban planner, Ebony Dumas works to create spaces, outlets, and infrastructure to support creative expression through economic development. Before graduate school, she spent ten years in Washington DC working in art non-profits and collectives. Always beginning with a framework of honoring existing culture and communities, Ebony's intersectional analysis is applied to quantitative and qualitative data. Additionally, her experience as a self-taught graphic designer with a contemporary aesthetic, enhances the overall quality of her work.

Ebony's planning experience includes regional, national, and international projects. From mapping to creating activities for public meetings, her work has been included in a variety of public and private sector client, stakeholder, and community presentations.

Currently based in New Orleans, Ebony spins music that ranges from Tropical Bass, International Pop, House and Hip-Hop. Natty Boom has also played at diverse venues such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC’s 9:30 Club, The Howard Theatre, and across the Mid-Atlantic Region, New Orleans, and Lima, Peru. Natty Boom is also 1/5 of the all-lady DJ Crew, Anthology of Booty, which creates unique and welcoming social spaces and dancefloors.