artist • student • traveler • believer • instrumentalist • writer
My music is driven by a desire to rise: to discover hope in tribulation, transform suffering into creativity. I draw upon the myriad traditions that have made me, a deep well of improvisation and creative resilience. This spirit is rooted in the African continent, traversing the Atlantic, winding through the Caribbean, moving across the Americas.
I want to do work that amplifies the unheard, shedding light especially on those who have historically been silenced or marginalized. My song is always love, always truth, always justice. Music has been critical in freedom struggles across geographies and generations. In this vein, I strive to engage pertinent contemporary issues with an ethic of reconciliation and transcendent hope.
Through art, I am also continually exploring my own identity -- what it means in this moment to be a Black woman, a creator, an Afro-Caribbean-American. Some of my primary interests include intercultural collaboration, music of the African continent and diaspora, improvisation, and musical repatriation.
My art is aspirational, creating a space for joy and healing, pushing back against nihilism and vengeance. Music has helped me discover the courage to challenge myself, to love myself, to love. My hope is that I can likewise inspire another.