Kika in Family Album
Projects: Afterlife Music Radio (solo cello), Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy, Neel Murgai Ensemble, Firm Roots. Solo performances: Unlimited Festival (Wels, Austria), The Stone, Roulette, 92Y Tribeca (NYC). Bottom Heavy performances: Winter JazzFest, Undead Jazz Festival, Celebrate Brooklyn, River & Blues Festival, Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival, Joe’s Pub, BAM, ShapeShifter Lab, Barbes (NYC). Recordings: Afterlife Music Radio-11 New Pieces for Solo Cello, The Simplest Thing, The Bowls Project, Borrowed Arms, Sarajevo Blues, Thick, Great Jewish Music: Jacob DoBandolim, Sarajevo Blues, I’m Gonna Stop Killing, 2 Foot Yard.
Other credits: Marika has worked with Mary J. Blige, Carla Bozulich, Charlie Burnham, David Byrne, Charming Hostess, Ani DiFranco, Jolie Holland, Whitney Houston, Eyvind Kang, Mr. Bungle, Toshi Reagon, Lou Reed, Red Pocket, Santana, Jenny Scheinman, Vienna Teng, Tin Hat Trio. Chamber music: Brooklyn Rider, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Quartet San Francisco, Santa Rosa Symphony. Radio: Guest host on All Ears, Storyteller on The Moth (WQXR).
TV: Sesame Street, The David Letterman Show, The Jimmy Fallon Show. Film: Fort Greene.
Education: BA (double degree) in Political Science and Cello Performance, Barnard College and The Juilliard School.