New York is where artists go to “make it", but where was that passion born? We’ll take a deeper look into the cities and music scenes that breed amazing artists. We will join these artists in the spaces outside of Music that fuel them within the cities they call home! Join us!
Keep it Colorful
Inclusion StatementMusic is a universal language, but often gets performed through the lens of communities in power. As a plus sized mixed race Black woman, I see very few of me in front of the camera. The show itself will be open to all communities where authenticity thrives, but focusing on communities of color.
About The Project
Anthony Bourdain was a hero of mine. I discovered No Reservations in the 2000's and watched reruns and waiting with baited breath for new episodes. I also love The Food Network. The food, the trips, the people they meet along the way. Viceland came on television and was so dope because it felt like a younger, raunchier version of The Food Network and The Travel Channel.
There was something missing though. Well, a few things missing.
I've had the great fortune to travel across the country and around the world performing background vocals with Ms. Lauryn Hill.
(That's me on the right in the red!)
(Dai Miyazaki, Ms.Lauryn Hill, Dener Ceide, Tanikka Charrae, Myself, Rah Sungee)
I've met some amazing people along the way. Being back in NY makes me miss so many of them. It's easy to get sucked into NYC, to the hustle and bustle. But I've seen other things, and can't deny that NYC is cool, but it ain't EVERYTHING.
With Soul Scene, me and a few of my friends will travel to where the music is! Engaging with the scene, musicians, and the residences of each city to understand what's being made, how the city has influenced those artists and what's next.
(Corey Wallace, Miki Yamanaka, Wayne Tucker, Nickel Cinco of Nickel and Dime Ops)
None of us are one trick ponies. We have so many things that fuel us, that give us passion, so we meet the artists in these other spaces and dig deeper into what makes this city home, how their many passions influence their music and how that influences their views and perspectives.
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About This Team
Our hosts include a visual artist, actor, plus size model, and creator of the show to travel around in search of dope scenes and the dope individuals that make them up!
Our crew include 2 liaisons that wear other hats of course, another writer/Director, and the list is growing.
We’ve all come together because of music and it’s power and strength in the world!