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Rivers January 2011 Karma Mayet Offering vital Roots music for the 21st century, Karma Mayet Johnson’s vocal performance is equal parts funk and glitter, cornbread and molasses. Karma has performed with artists across many spectra, including Meshell Ndegeocello, The Roots, Burnt Sugar, Toshi Reagon, and Monstah Black. She’s been featured at Dance New Amsterdam, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Lincoln Center, FELA! Off-B’way, and on MTV’s 2008-9 Celebrate Black History PSA. Composer of Indigo, a blues opera, Karma resides in Brooklyn, New York. She has just released her first EP, Karma: September Songs, available online at thisiskarma.net

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs – Writer, vocalist, and sound artist, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of three chapbooks which include Ichi-Ban and Ni-Ban (MOH Press), Manuel is destroying my bathroom (Belladonna Press), and the album, Televisíon. Her work has been published nationally and performed internationally. She has received awards from Cave Canem, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, New York Foundation for the Arts, Harlem Community Arts Fund, Barbara Deming Memorial Grant for Women and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. A native of Harlem, LaTasha is a 2010 Pocantico Writer in Residence, a VCCA Writer in Residence and a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant recipient. www.latashadiggs.com

Jonquille SolSis Rice Dappho the Flow-Er: SolSis SolRose CooLot Artist Poet Host Bassist Lover From D.C Proper She comes to rock you proper...enjoy

BlueNefertiti’s [aka Célia of Les Nubians] BlueNefertiti’s love for music began as a young girl growing up in Chad. The moment she heard the strong, feminine and comforting voice of Ella Fitzgerald unraveling from her tape player… she was hooked. She began singing professionally with her sister Hélène in Bordeaux, France; later forming the internationally renowned Grammynominated singing duo Les Nubians. The band has intrigued audiences for more than a decade with their inventive and glamorous Afropean style. Their hit single Makeda propelled the 1999 U.S. debut album to the top of the charts making Princesses Nubiennes [1998 Virgin, FR] the most successful French-language album in decades! After 10 years in the business, a myriad of encounters, recordings and awards, Blue Nefertiti is now outwardly expressing her inner workings... a cabaret style performance project aptly named Blue Nefertiti's "Paris@Night". Blue Nefertiti transforms any room into a Parisian nightclub. Seated at her cabaret table reciting the parodies of life, is the beautiful and mysterious La Femme Bleue. With her sensual stage presence and satirical story-telling, she lures the audience into her world of experimental frequencies.. echos of musical legends throughout the cosmos. The sound scape is a mix of avant-garde originals and ingenious renditions of classics from the diaspora. Les Nubians continue their journey, igniting the stage with their vibrant presence…AND at last will appease our restless ears with the release of their third album Nü Revolution in the Spring of 2011!!!


Co-Producers of January 2011 Rivers This month has been produced by two Rivers Founders.

Hanifah Walidah is a musician, playwright, educator and social arts activist. Her rich 20 year career has taken an ethnographic approach to the arts and social change. She is currently editing a short documentary interview with Ntozake Shange and is working on a new musical theater production entitled "Go In and Let Have". www.hanifahwalidah.com

JAZ CRUZ is an Artist, Writer, Barber. She has been a member of WOW for eight years and a Producer of Rivers of Honey for six years. She single-handedly resurrected the Rivers of Honey framework, originally created by Hanifah Walidah. Join Rivers for the 2

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Next Friday, January 14 , 2011 Where: The Castle, 1501 Broadway #2 J Train to Halsey, 8pm Brooklyn, NY Celebrate the Birthday of the Lesbian Librarian, Shawn Smith… Sssh. It’s a surprise! $10 suggested donation and/or BYOB

Rivers of Honey is a (most times Queer) Woman Artist of Color space born at WOW Café Theater held on the first Friday of Every Month (except for July). To join the Rivers crew, or to perform, contact us at riversofhoney@gmail.com.

For Colored Girls Who Considered a 9to5 when Art Wasn't Enough - Rivers January 2011  

January Rivers of Honey will be phenomenal! The Bill: Hanifah Walidah, Karma Mayet Johnson, Blue Nefertiti (from Les Nubians!), Poet Latasha...

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