Artist-Educator Providing Music and Knowledge for Positive TRansformation towards Your Best Self
Mary Mar better known as BGIRL MAMA is a unique and hardcore performer who happens to be a Khmer Muslimah b-girl. Born in Detroit, BGIRL MAMA grew up in a big Cambodian family of seven kids who all loved to sing and dance. And because she loved singing and performing so much, she joined her grade school choir and continued her journey in show choir & musical theatre through high school.
After graduating, she began her journey in Hip Hop culture when she started breakin’ (breakdancing) at the legendary St. Andrews Hall in 2001. Since then, she has performed, judged, and competed throughout the United States and Canada with her dance crews Hardcore Detroit ® and Venus Fly (a notable performance with Hardcore Detroit ® was at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2017).
In 2016, BGIRL MAMA, became part of a dance collective duo Mama2 with dancer, choreographer, educator and activist Amirah Sackett. Mama2has toured with Caravanserai (Midwest Arts) and Malaysia’s The Get Down Session Tour (supported by the U.S Embassy). They have also performed at Detroit’s 1st Women in Hip Hop Concert (2016), Trinity International Hip Hop Festival (2019), Bates Dance Festival (2019) and more.
Although dance performance is something very special to BGIRL MAMA, she kept her music and songs hidden...until recently. With her first official release of Hungry Eyes, a funky breakbeat instrumental track, she felt ready to share her music with the world in 2020! BGIRL MAMA originally created Hungry Eyes in 2008 during the beginning stages of her music production journey. BGIRL MAMA would like for people to get to know her musical artist beginnings and released four more early tracks from the same era: Guitar Break (as heard in BreakFree Battles), Simplicity, Fierceness, and Jumpin Joy. BGIRL MAMA has also released two songs she wrote and produced: breathe and Get It, Got It, Good! These songs will be featured on her upcoming self-written and self-produced debut album entitled Becoming...Unicorn Alien which is expected to be released in the Summer of 2024. The next song she plans to release is Unicorn Alien, coming this July 2023! Be ready to join her Inner Crop Circle and dance because Unicorn Alien will be a high-energy electro dance song!