photo by tess. lotta
Nzingah Oniwosan has been making her mark as a warrior spirit who uses the past to connect to the present as a means to heal in the future. She is a Florida native born to Haitian parents, who say she can not give up a continent for a country. She has been leaving her fingerprints on the mic since 2003 but she is no novice to spoken word (performance poetry). At the tender age of seven, she won first place for a poetry contest, where she had to perform against a group of her peers, something which is very similar to the slams of today. Her words touch on different aspects of life but have one underlying theme, "raising consciousness through veracity." In the winter of 2004 she released her debut album Volume 1: Words of Purpose. This was produced in No Apology Studios by world renowned poet Heru. One of her main goals is to integrate mainstream artistry with historical context in order to evoke healing and transformation. As a member of the Sol Griots Artist Collective she and her fellow members are redefining entertainment by integrating the arts (music, singing, dance, drumming, visual arts and poetry) so that people crowds seek the next level of performance "Edutainment."
Sank of a Child