Saturday, April 23, 2016

Indie Review welcomes self made millionaire Katrina Walker !

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KATRINA WALKER

Katrina Walker is an outstanding example of how to beat the odds when they are stacked against you. As an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and motivator, she took being a witness to cultural, domestic, and financial tumult and converted what she learned into a motivational tool to fight victimhood. Walker went from being a struggling teen bride, to a divorced mother of four, to a trailblazer who has over the past 25 years built thriving enterprises; including a 24-hour day care center, multiple real estate holdings, a record label, and state-of-the-art recording studio-all while becoming a self-made millionaire.

Her renowned Tennessee based RainbowKidz Learning Center is currently expanding into a national brand, while Walker is being busily pursued as a motivating life coach, with personal stories that demonstrate that anything is possible. For over the past two decades her philanthropic, hands-on support has helped turn hardworking individuals into successful business owners; providing them with step-by-step guidance on how to start a business, hire employees, manage a budget, select locations, and take advantage of marketing to realize their full earning potential.

The experience of being in an abusive relationship, both mental and physical, allowed her a keen sense for spotting those in similar crisis, and out of this has grown yet another community supportive enterprise at Walker's helm: the BE (Blind Eye) Foundation, whose mission and motto is to "BE the difference and not turn a Blind Eye to society." With the impact of her encouraging words and motherly guidance-often delivered through her sassy, tell-it-straight, southern style-she is using the BE foundation to launch ongoing, nationally aired PSA's that will weave a true picture of domestic violence-chronicling the cycle of abuse from male and female perspectives. Not only will her media campaign shine the light on often undiscussed areas of abuse, she will narrate solutions, encouraging a way out of victim-hood.

Katrina Walker has taken adversity and transformed her life into a true American success story. She now continues on her mission to help others find their own positive transformations.
Walker is writing her memoir with award-winning journalist Clarence Waldron, former Jet senior writer and editor, who was mentored by the late best-selling author and poet, Dr. Maya Angelou.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Indie Review welcomes DAISHA!

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DAISHA

Daisha started with a back-up dance career that’s spanned some of the largest urban hip-hop, pop, and R&B acts in recent memory– Rihanna, Diddy, Ryan Leslie, Letoya Lucket, Santigold, Janelle Monae, Jill Scott and Beyonce’ to name a few.
However, after reaching the top of the working commercial dance world, her passion and vision to express herself as a performing artist hadn’t quite satisfied her own self-fulfillment. “Even before being on the road for so long, I envisioned an original live experience more theatrical and expressive than dance alone could reveal about me,” says Daisha, spoken with a warm smile and a truly endearing attitude. Her artistic presence is noticeable, and likable. “I began to have intense dreams about a body of material that reflected me. It included my own electric sound, vibe, and style. I knew if I really went for it, I’d risk all the hard work I’d built so far, including my reputation as a professional dancer.” Daisha continued, “I really hope I can shed light to those who also dream about creating anyway that frees the spirit.”
Less you think this is the story of just another professional dancer wanting to be a pop-star, Daisha was trained as a classical pianist since the age of 5 and also participated in choirs throughout high school and college. “Music had always been an important part of my life, but dance became the perfect medium for exposing me to the professional music industry.”
Daisha’s versatile nature and willingness to never limit her endeavors continues to land her a multitude of endless opportunities. She has landed roles on feature films such as, Step Up 2, Step up 3D, When in Rome and most recently VH1's original movie The Breaks.  She is also the co-founder of Daisha and Alicia Graf Arts Collective (aka D(n)A Arts), an initiative she and her sister Alicia Graf Mack created; committed to enriching lives through the arts.


Friday, March 18, 2016

Indie Review welcomes artist/writer/speaker Toni Blackman !

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TONI BLACKMAN



Toni is an international champion of hip-hop culture, known for the irresistible, contagious energy of her performances and for her alluring female presence. An award-winning artist, her steadfast work and commitment to hip-hop led the U.S. Department of State to select her to work as the first ever hip-hop artist to work as an American Cultural Specialist. She has already served in Senegal, Ghana, Botswana, and Swaziland where her residencies include performance, workshops, and lectures on hip hop music and culture. She recently toured Southeast Asia with Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Musical Ambassador program and has shared the stage with the likes of Erykah Badu, Mos Def, The Roots, Wu Tang Clan, GURU, Bahamadia, Boot Camp Clic, Me’Shell NdegeoCello, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Jill Sobule and even Rickie Lee Jones. Her first book, Inner-Course was released in 2003 (Villard/Random House). Toni has performed in Eve Ensler’s V-Day Festival, the DODGE Poetry Festival, in Spain at the Barcelona World Social Forum, featured in the CUTTING EDGE Festival in Darmstadt, Germany, featured at SENERAP International Hip Hop Festival in Dakar and toured South Africa as a headliner on the URBAN VOICES Festival alongside the legendary Linton Kwesi Johnson. Toni has collaborated with a host of highly esteemed musicians including Craig Harris, James “Blood” Ulmer, Vernon Reid, Jay Rodriguez and master kora players Papa Susso and Yacouba. She continues to work with artists from around the world.

Highly respected as the founder and director of Freestyle Union, a cipher workshop that uses free styling as a tool to encourage social responsibility, Blackman’s work has held great influence in the world of hip hop activism. This former Echoing Green Fellow has also been a fellow with the Open Society Institute. Toni most recent efforts involved the Freestyle Union initiative I Rhyme Like A Girl which is run in partnership with the New School University’s Institute for Urban Education. Toni has done an extensive amount of work with the Girl Scouts of America and was instrumental in launching “The Girls Hip Hop Project” at the Center for Cultural Exchange in Portland, Maine (a program that provides workshops for teen girls from the Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and many other places). Her latest efforts are as a teaching artist at Brooklyn Communication Arts & Media High School (BCAM) where she teaches “The Art of Emceeing”.
This multi-talented woman has been listed in ESSENCE Magazine’s listing of “30 Women to Watch,” participated in the 2006 ESSENCE Music Festival, featured in SAVOY Magazine, BOOK Magazine, Newsweek Japan, The Washington Post, and in The New York Times. NHK-Global Japan Television produced a full-length documentary on her work with hip-hop airing it to 11 million viewers on national TV in Japan. She and her work have been highlighted several times on BET, as well as on FOX News and VH1, featured in UPSCALE, VIBE, HONEY, appeared in Tokion magazine and appears in numerous award-winning documentaries including Furious Force of Rhymes, Beyond Beats and Rhymes, and Freestyle. Third World Newsreel and J.T. Takagi produced a documentary short “She Rhymes Like A Girl” exploring Toni’s work.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Indie Review welcomes Antonique Smith !

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ANTONIQUE SMITH

Antonique Smith is a singer, songwriter, actress, and social justice activist, primarily known for her starring role in the blockbuster film, Notorious, as well as her leading role in the Broadway musical, RENT. In 2015, she was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category. Antonique is currently being seen in the TV One original film, "Stock Options". Later this summer, Antonique will co-star in the upcoming Queen Latifah executive produced film, "Deuces" and will have a recurring role in the newly announced FOX drama-series, "Shots Fired", Executive Produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Empire's executive producer, Brian Grazer. Heralded as ?an amazing actress with a great career ahead of her?, by the legendary Sidney Lumet, Antonique is following the career path of Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross; pursuing a career in film while also continuing to make her dream of a Grammy-winning recording career into the most amazing of realities. 
 
 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Indie Review welcomes Syleena Johnson !

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SYLEENA JOHNSON

Grammy nominated vocalist and writer Syleena Johnson is one of the greatest singers and performers of her generation. She has scored major R&B hits and been invited to collaborate with the likes of Kanye West, R. Kelly and Musiq Soulchild. Having fought the major label system to allow her true identity to shine forth, Syleena stepped forward with her most anticipated album to date Chapter 6: Couples Therapy, which was released on the Blackbyrd label. Syleena Johnson is also a popular television personality. She’s one of the original cast members the TV One hit reality series R&B Divas Atlanta and recently wrapped up season 3 with co-stars Keke Wyatt, Angie Stone, Monifah Carter, LaTavia Roberson and former 702 lead singer Kameelah Williams. Syleena also appeared with her sisters on OWN’s Iyanla: Fix My Life. In 2015 Syleena and her husband, Kiwane Garris (former professional basketball player), will appear on the new season of WE TV’s, Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars. Chapter 6: Couples Therapy has been made into a film that stars Johnson, directed by Tangie Black Moore of Tier2Films and the other collaborators from the album. Syleena’s passion for health, fitness, and nutrition has also led her to develop a fitness DVD called Mommy’s Got Soul. Constantly on tour and working on exciting projects, Syleena Johnson who is set to release her book, “The Weight is Over”, will show music lovers why she is one sixth of the Daughters of Soul at the ATL Soul Life Music Festival, Memorial Day weekend. The festival will take place in scenic Atlanta, Georgia offering two nights of outdoor, melodically-soulful entertainment. Grammy nominated artists, along with Soul Train nominees will celebrate soul music in its newest and most cutting edge forms, as the genres of Neo-Soul, R&B, Progressive Hip-Hop and extraordinary groups take the stage.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

2016 ATL Soul Life Music Fest




THE ATL SOUL LIFE MUSIC FEST
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
May 28 and 29, 2016 @ 7 pm
Wolf Creek Amphitheater 3025 Merk Road, Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia 

Featured artist are:
Syleena Johnson
Kindred the Family Soul
The Robert Glasper Experiment
Lalah Hathaway
Eric Roberson
Anthony David
Goapele
Avery Sunshine
Rahsaan Patterson
Angie Stone


The festival will take place in scenic Atlanta, Georgia offering two nights of outdoor, melodically-soulful entertainment. Grammy nominated artists, along with Soul Train nominees will celebrate soul music in its newest and most cutting edge forms, as the genres of Neo-Soul, R&B, Progressive Hip-Hop and extraordinary groups take the stage !

Friday, February 12, 2016

Indie Review welcomes Kindred the Family Soul !

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KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL


Kindred the Family Soul, also referred to as Kindred, are a duo consisting of the married couple of Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon. Signed to Hidden Beach Recordings, Kindred emerged from the Philadelphia neo soul movement that also includes Jill Scott, who discovered them while the couple was performing at the Black Lily Film & Music Festival. After two years of work on the CD, Hidden Beach issued their debut album ''Surrender to Love'' in February 2003, which included, among others, the songs "Stars" and "Far Away". Their follow-up album was 2005's ''In This Life Together'' its title being a reference to Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee's 1998 book ''With Ossie & Ruby: In This Life Together'', spawning the single "Where Would I Be (The Question)". The duo were nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album, Group Band or Duo for ''Surrender to Love'' in 2004 and a BET Award for the BET J Cool Like That Award in 2006. The group's third LP, ''The Arrival'', was released on October 21, 2008. The Group's most recent album was "Love has No Recession" released on Purpose/Shanachie records which featured special guests such as Snoop Dogg, Chuck Brown, Bilal, Raheem Devaughn and others. The beloved Grammy-nominated duo, Kindred the Family Soul is set to headline ATL Soul Life Music Fest, the largest annual Soul Music Festival in the SE region.   This duo is the chosen to close out the second night as the headliner. Fondly known as the First Couple of Soul to some, they are sure to take attendees on a musical journey. Last year’s inaugural festival sold out with a record setting attendance of 5,300 on the first night and over 5,100 on the second.