It's here you all! It's finally here! Tuesday, July 17th at 8pm the cd celebration for Head Full of Hair, Heart Full Of Song is happening. If you haven't bought your tickets, then grab some now. There will be good vibes, good grub and of course good music. I have the pleasure of having so many wonderful musicians from the album join me as well as some special guests such as Kassa Overall who will be Dj-ing, the talented hair stylist Ayaba and a few others who shall remain nameless at this time:) Anyhow, make sure to arrive on time at 8pm so you can get your drink and enjoy the video installations. Til soon!...oh and if you didn't see it before this event will be outdoors.
This January (2018!) I go into the studio to record my new album “Head Full of Hair, Heart Full of Song.” I am so psyched about this project and doubly psyched because I have several new PERKS to offer! Check, check it out (And share with a friend:)
*Make your contribution to email@example.com via PayPal as a FAMILY/FRIEND and include a note with your chosen perk
** For those wanting to pay via check, please email me.
VIP Studio Pass - Cocoon time. For $500 experience the making of an album live and in person for an entire day. See what it’s like for a five musicians to tap into their inner caterpillar. Witness how introspection, intuition, technical skill and humor all play a part in creating a live recording. *Must be over 18 to attend.
The Porch Sessions - Up close and personal. For $1000 book a guitar/voice or keys/voice duo to perform a 45 minute set in person/virtually at your house. Experience a personal premiere of this music with a Q & A. Think NPR’s Tiny Desk Series right in your very own living room.
The Golden Ticket - Deep cocoon. For $2000 attend the studio sessions for all four days. Observe the quiet and electric music making process right on the spot with the band and film/photography crew.
The Porch Sessions Deluxe - Enveloped in the sound. For $2500 hire a full band with voice, keys, guitar and drums to perform a 55 minute premiere set in person. Have a chance to meet the musicians on this album, learn about our musical heritage and how we created this music together.
"The Music Is The Magic..."
Hey, newcomers and familiar faces, today I am psyched to announce that I am launching my FIRST EVER Indiegogo album campaign! It has been nearly 10 years since I released my third solo album Portholes To A Love & Other Short Stories. My first record Sweet Home, The Music of Robert Johnson earned me national and international exposure as well as many positive reviews including having "put a novel spin on the Blues" by Downbeat Magazine. While I have written a collection of environmental inspired music entitled Songlines: Singing The Land in the time since my last album, I chose not to go to the studio to record. I needed to rebuild my energy, raise my family and take care of my health. But NOW with Head Full of Hair, Heart Full of Song I really feel ready to share this project in a big way because it means that much to me. It literally pulls on me, like a child, to be completed.
Everyone needs a positive role model and our society needs a wide span of storytelling to represent the full range of experiences lived in this world . From slogans like "Black Girl Magic", to Solange's "A Seat At The Table" album, to a rise in women of African descent "going natural" and much more, even pop culture is seeking to re-envision what we want to say about race, gender and equality. Young women need to know that who they are and what they are feeling is acceptable and that many of our ancestors who came before us had valuable stories as well. That tight, curly hair is just as interesting, raveled, beautiful, messy, mysterious, misleading, and misunderstood as straight hair.
African/African American/Afro diasporic women and young girls need safe centers to reflect and rejoice. Like Oshun, the Yoruban Goddess of beauty/fertility/music and art, looking in her mirror, we all seek to face ourselves and find peace. Any pledge you make to this project is a pledge towards reframing a part of our global history. Everyone needs a positive role model. Someone with stories and feelings and songs. To find out more information about how you can contribute (either through a donation or by helping to spread the word), please visit my campaign page and THANK YOU for pledging to Head Full of Hair, Heart Full of Song.
Hey you, wonderful person taking-the-time-to-read-my-news-page, I am psyched because next month I am going to be offering a weekly Qi Gong class in Brooklyn. If you have been feeling increasing amounts of stress, low energy and or lack of flexibility, then you are going to want go to this class. It's gon "be lit!" as my daughter would say. Drop me an email to ask any questions or just reserve a spot...
I HAVE A NEW WEBSITE!
I have a new website!…and it’s my birthday!...and today there’s a supermoon…largest in 70 years!…I'm lovin' it! How about you? Please peruse the site and let me know where you spent your time and what more you would like to see.
LOTS TO CELEBRATE!
I am working on a new album and I hope you will join me. I always I believe you are in the band. Please write to join me in the writing, recording and pressing of my new multi media project "Head Full of Hair, Heart Full of Song". This album is like my other baby. I look forward to sharing so many of the stories that impress upon young, women oF African descent today. Email to find out more about hair, adornment and ancestry.
I am super excited to be a new voice over artist for Access Talent a NYC based voice over and spoken word agency.
- I also I just recorded my first audio book with Hachette Audio Look for “The Evening Road” by Laird Hunt coming out in 2017.
The Election has happened. Yes....exhale....and now, it’s time to get to work! Together, we are limitless. Connect to one another and make some positive collective change by visiting some of the links below.