JaVeon Brigham

2023 Project AwardMusic/Music Composition

2023 Project Award

Brigham, a hip-hop artist known as J. Brig originally from Augusta, Ga., will create a conceptual album drawn from the soundscapes of Fairbanks. “Stories from the Other Side” will honor the sanctity of family, loved ones who have crossed over from this world to the next, his wife and the future family they dream of building, and the sacred bond of humanity that can be re-established through love.

Brigham will purchase recording equipment and send the tracks to be mixed and mastered. He envisions creating broader collaborative opportunities with musicians in his community-rooted circle through statewide and national performances. Brigham acknowledges that he has been given the talent of being good with words, and hopes to honor his Creator, his ancestors, family and friends with this gift through music and poetry.

Listen to the song “Mable Jordan” by JaVeon Brigham. He wrote it to provide solace and to commemorate his auntie’s mother. “We may go through trauma, but while we are alive we must try our best to heal from it and improve the lot of the next generation,” Brigham says.