Native San Franciscan Linda Tillery
, is a Grammy © nominated vocalist, percussionist, producer and cultural historian. She has dedicated the last 18 years of her artistic life to the research, teaching, and performance of African American vernacular music. Tillery's music reflects her eclectic interests and her restless inquiries into music of the African Diaspora. A singer and percussionist in multiple bands over the years, Tillery was a founding member of Bobby McFerrin's Vociestra, and in 1992 founded the Cultural Heritage Choir. The CHC is a percussion driven, vocal ensemble whose mission is to help preserve and share the rich musical traditions of African-American roots music.