The Ascendants

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  • 2020
  • 1 Season

Meet the next big names in music. Four young Black women musicians from Chicago talk about their inspirations, personal hardships, and how music has shaped them. Witness their jaw-dropping talent as they rise up in the male-dominated industry.

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Jean Deaux
4. Jean Deaux
October 22, 2020
With a sound that's like Erykah Badu meets Little Dragon and an eclectic style, Jean Deaux is poised for breakout success. She revisits her first open mic stages, opens up about a trauma, and reveals how she resists fear.
Akenya
3. Akenya
October 22, 2020
Akenya, 26, is a quadruple threat: singer, pianist, composer, and arranger. After overcoming a lonely childhood, health issues, and every form of marginalization, she's now working with Grammy-nominated artists and ready to release her own album.
Christian JaLon
2. Christian JaLon
October 22, 2020
At 22, singer Christian has already won the respect of Chance the Rapper, but it hasn't been an easy road. On the South Side, she dealt with redlining; in Freeport, she faced open racism. Now the preacher's daughter is taking on the music industry.
J Bambii
1. J Bambii
October 22, 2020
Shortly after releasing her mixtape, RETROGRADE, rapper, teacher, and tarot card reader Jasmine (aka J Bambii) talks about the roots of her anxieties and how music has helped her heal and learn to accept herself.
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Meet the next big names in music. Four young Black women musicians from Chicago talk about their inspirations, personal hardships, and how music has shaped them. Witness their jaw-dropping talent as they rise up in the male-dominated industry. The Ascendants is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on October 22, 2020.

Where to Watch The Ascendants

The Ascendants is available for streaming on the Topic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Ascendants on demand at Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    October 22, 2020