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Chanté Moore sings what she believes

by BeBe Sweetbriar
Tuesday Jul 3, 2012

Since the release of her 1992 debut, "Precious," Chanté Moore has been an R&B diva in the U.S. and in Europe. She has outlasted many female artists of the 90s amassing five albums and Top 20 hit singles ("Chanté's Got A Man," "Love's Taken Over," "It's Alright," "Old School Lovin'") over the past 18 years.

Chanté (which means appropriately sing in French) has also contributed to four soundtrack albums, including "Waiting to Exhale," "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" and "Romeo Must Die." Combining her gospel roots with a soulful R&B and Jazz mix, Moore has been one of the few female songwriters/singers who puts her life out there in her lyrics.

Her biopic is in her music; the highs and lows, the loves and losses, and the faith to carry on. Prior to her upcoming return to her hometown of San Francisco to perform at Yoshi's Jazz Club (July 5), I visited with the Los Angeles-based songstress, and she set a few things straight about her musical background, expressed her wonderful experience working with Whitney Houston, explained how staying true to life is expressed in her music, and talked about the next chapter in her life after divorce.

Based out of San Francisco, BEBE SWEETBRIAR is the Omni Present Drag Chanteuse. As an entertainer and hostess, BeBe can be scene every week hosting and performing at countless events and parties in the San Francisco. One of the few drag personalities to sing live while performing, BeBe has literally graced every notable stage in San Francisco, bridging many gay sub-community gaps. She has also been the opening act for Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, "Ugly Betty’s" Alec Mapa and Dance Diva Kristine W. Adding recording artist to her list of performance accomplishments in 2008 with the release of her first single "Save Me", Ms. Sweetbriar will soon release her fifth dance single in 2012 called "Show It Off"..
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.


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