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Musician, rap artist, actor, all describe the many talents of Shayshahn MacPherson. Also know as Phearnone, this highly versatile artist has mastered the viola, violin, djembe and Dun Duns (west African drums), pioneered a unique sound of classical 5-string violin with contemporary rap lyrics, and rounds out his performance skills through theatre and drama.

From the age of 11, this Bronx New York native has performed in multiple venues, including his most memorable appearance in Carnegie Hall. Phearnone has played djimbe for companies like Harlem School of the Arts and Jewels of the Nile. He also uses his wide reaching musical abilities to and creativity as founding member of hip-hop and recording performance groups like Planet Ubiquity, N.Y.C.E., and Earthman Experience.

As an actor Shay has appeared in several feature films such as "Fighting" starring Channing Tatum and Day Night Day Night by Juila Loktev. He also works with New York based theatre companies and performs internationally and across the United States with Classical Theater of Harlem.

In addition to his busy, performance schedule, Shay finds time to pass along his 20 years of artistic experience to youth in the 5 boroughs of New York City as an after school director and adjunct professor at Bronx Community College.

Phearnone has worked with many talented people which include, Khari Cain, (Grammy Award Winning, engineer and composer), singer Bobby Valentino, singer Angie Stone,actress Tamara Tuni, actor Andre Desheilds, actor Earle Hyman, actor Ty Jones, Director Alfred Preisser, Singer Eryka Badu, Spoken word artist "Mums" and drummer Max Roach to name a few.

Phearnone can also be seen in music video's like Rah Digga's "party and bullsh**" , and is the voice of Zingy ringtone commercials. Shayshahn was also spotted on 106 and park with Jamie Foxx and Kanye West.

Shay contiues to expand his skills and creative energies across artistic disciplines. Currently you can catch him Djing and playing his violin weekly in many venues iBrooklyn New York City. Check his "Shows" tab for more details!