Hosts: Michelle Materre and Aisha Karefa-Smart
Aisha Karefa-Smart welcomes (7:00pm EST) NAVASHA DAYA-RENAISSANCE WOMAN A Baltimore transplant by way of Cleveland, Ohio, this singer, songwriter, and producer, is no stranger to the ears of many. Navasha is internationally known as the lead singer and co-founder of Baltimore based Nu-Jazz group Fertile Ground. She has shared the stage with legendary greats such as Chaka Khan, Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Rachelle Farrell, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott,Common, and Anthony Hamilton to name a few. Her stage presence and resounding spirit filled voice has bellowed from stages throughout the world and has landed gently upon the ear drums of thousands of adoring music lovers. Navasha’s pen has composed songs that have been remixed by some of the world’s top DJ’s and producers. Navasha Daya’s impact on the world reaches far beyond the stage and walls of the recording studio. Navasha is an artist with a purpose. Captivating audiences and winning the hearts of fans from Baltimore to Tokyo, Navasha offers healing through her lyrics, compositions and performances to a world in need of uplifting and change. http://navashadaya.com/
Michelle Matterre (8:00pm EST) welcomes author LaTasha N.Nevada Diggs authored three chapbooks that include Ichi-Ban and Ni-Ban, Manuel is destroying my bathroom and the album Televisíon. She is the recipient of several awards, residencies and fellowships and is published in many trade publications. As an independent curator and director LaTasha co-presented and directed literary/musical events throughout New York City. Along with writer Greg Tate they are the founders and editors of yoYO/SO4 Magazine. Her first poetry collection, TwERK, will be released spring of 2013. http://www.latashadiggs.com
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