We are in the thick of the summer and I can’t be happier. I really, really need some beach in my life, but, until that happens, I’m going to keep performing and sharing the messages in my poems, plays and music.
This past weekend, I got to do just that with an appearance on Pacifica radio station WPFW 89.3 FM this past Friday for their show Live @ 5. Click on the picture below to listen to a clip from the show.
Special shout-out to my accompanist, Oba Harris on piano. The songs performed were originals, the first acapella one called “Do We Convene” and the second one set to Dionne Warwick‘s music for “Walk on By” was called “Look Inside”. I was excited because the PBS show “To the Contrary” were in studio filming me as I performed for WPFW. I have no idea when it is going to air on PBS, but, I will keep you posted.
On Live @ 5, I was promoting my appearance at the event “My Sister’s Keeper” which took place this past Saturday. The event, sponsored by the Federal City chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. sorority was intended to bring awareness to violence against women and children. I shared a poem by Ruby Dee called “Calling All Women” and shared the stage with some of the phenomenal women featured in the pictures below, including Colie Williams, Princess Best, and Ayanna Gregory.
Watch a video here of last month’s edition of #theSPILL. This monthly event is attended by some of the Washington DC area’s hottest rising artists as a networking event and opportunity to share new work. Only $5 to attend. Hope to see you this Wednesday!
After #theSPILL, join me in Baltimore on, Friday, July 17 at 6:30pm at the Artscape Festival! I will be performing a 30 minute set on the steps of M.I.C.A., sharing poetry and music. Check out the info below:
The next day, this Saturday, July 18th, I perform with my arts collective Liberated Muse Arts Group. I am so incredibly proud of the work we are doing in paying tribute to our ancestors who have used their platform for social justice while gifting us with beautiful creative offerings. This Saturday, we recognize Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.