Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub
1214 Sansom Street.
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 7pm
Na Koikoi Aziza Zenzile Kebe (which means After the Queen, Precious, One Who Controls Her Destiny) is a Poet/Activist, Griot, Author, Vocalist, Educator, and Hair Culturalist, who utilizes her gift to uplift her culture, promote black womanhood in a positive light, and cultivate a consciousness for social change. Alumna of Eckerd College and Temple University’s Schools of Journalism and Communication; She was first published at the age of ten, in The Weekly Reader after winning 1st prize in a national contest for a short story about family values and sharing. Aziza self-published her first book of poetry I Am Aziza in 2003. Her poetry has also been included in Hair Peicez, Now Anthology, Poetry Ink, Howard University’s Amistad Literary Journal, Poetry Ink Tenth Anniversary, The Apiary, Versadelphia, E Pluribus Unum: An Anthology of Diverse Voices and For Women: In Tribute to Nina Simone, as well as, other publications worldwide. Aziza performs solo and is also a part of two Women’s Collective’s, Wings of Worth and For Women. She is a motivational speaker, conducts workshops on Natural Beauty Culture, and lectures on her experiences with West African Cultures. She has performed throughout the US, the coast of West Africa, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the West Indies. For eight years, Aziza acted as host to a 1st Friday venues that provides an outlet for free form expressions of art and culture in the community throughout the city of Philadelphia. Aziza and her husband Assarif have been featured in the award winning documentary The Connection a short film about African American relationships and marriage directed by Nisa RA. Contact Aziza at Azizalockdiva@aol.com
Open Reading Follows, Suzan Jivan, Host