Justin “Demeanor” Harrington is an artist born in Greensboro, North Carolina. Merging hip hop and unorthodox folk elements, Demeanor bridges the gap between contemporary and traditional cultural music, carrying the musical conversation one generation forward from that of his aunt, MacArthur Fellow Rhiannon Giddens. Professionally trained as an actor, Demeanor weaves together storytelling and character to engage and inspire everyone around him. He is the artistic director of the nonprofit Haus of Lacks. Demeanor has performed widely, exploring the roots of African American culture in thought-provoking and affirming ways while remaining up-to-the-minute and engaged in the calls to action of this moment.