The Tea: Rachel Andie
In this 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 singer Rachel Andie this month and will be live streaming on NMWA’s Facebook page and at nmwa.org/livestream.
Rachel Andie is a Japanese American multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Philadelphia, PA. In January 2018, she formed an ambient folk rock outfit, Rachel Andie & The Fifth Element. Through a successful Kickstarter campaign, they recorded their first live studio album Tu Me Manques and, in the summer of 2019, completed their first East Coast tour. They have been featured on NPR and WXPN Philadelphia and have performed at the SXSW Official Showcase, the Philadelphia Folk Festival and more. They are currently working on their second studio album, which will be released in early 2022. Andie also plays as a saxophonist/flutist in multiple bands in the U.S., New Zealand and Colombia. Her musical versatility has given her the opportunity to play music all over the world, connecting to and being inspired by different cultures and art scenes.