Tuesday, July 29, 2008

ART CONNECTS: Thank you, AMANDA DIVA!!

I have been a big supporter of Amanda Diva, a beautiful and incredibly gifted MC/ painter/ activist/ MTV host, whose new solo album "Life Experience" is a reminder that the world needs to pay more attention to females in hip-hop. If her superb emceeing/singer/songwriter skills aren't enough alone, then add her talent as a visual artist, and you'll get a superwoman...damm! So you might understand my excitement when I found out that she put me on her blog on OKAYPLAYER! Definitely check out her blog, where [as expected] you'll find some of the funniest posts next to some serious revolutionary calls for awakening. It is the bomb. Thank you, Deev!


Amanda Diva: true beauty+real talent+activist spirit=supawoman!

So last Monday, I had a second chance to paint live alongside Amanda during the LOVE IS LOVE event at the Highline Ballroom. The show was incredible, with The Real Live Show, Maya Azucena, the amazingly talented Sybarite dancers and a number of dope live artists such as Flygirrl (Philly), Marthalicia (she is another fly artist), Criket, Mark "Eyes" Biala, Pesu, & Riz22, among others.
Shout out to the hosts, Voodoo Ray and Danny Castro, as well as to Yaz who put me on to the event.

As you can tell from the photo, Amanda is no joke. She is definitely a force to be reckoned with. I am honored to be part of her event as one of the live painters on Thursday at SOB's where she will share the stage with Lydia Caesar, James Watts and DJ Spinna!


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