I'm really just putting some of my poems on here so that my friends and family all over the world will have access to them. If someone else happens to stop by and listen, then that's a bonus.
I've performed at open mics in NY at the Nuyorican and the Bowery Poetry Club (thanks to "Shabe Sher" founders for promoting artistic and cultural development) in CA at Da Poetry Lounge and in ATL among other smaller local venues. I am featured performing "Tehrangeles" in a documentary called "Caught Between Two Worlds" made by 2 female filmmakers (good luck to you ladies and thanks for letting me be a part of your project!).
Artistic and spiritual insight runs deep and there are so many great poets and philosophers from ancient Persia and modern day Iran. Of course, there are the greats...Hafez, Sa'adi, Khayyam, Forough Farokhzad...but Rumi...Mowlavi...touches my soul, he has opened up my heart to God and, for this, Rumi is my spiritual guide.
Influences are found all around...in the sound of a child's tears, in nature's laughter at our arrogance, in the silence of forgotten memories...you just have to be empty enough to allow creative fullness. Feel me?
Tupac - there are no words that could describe his greatness yet so much could be said. he is the best and worst in all of us and we were blessed by his gift. his reach is far beyond time.
AZ...for keepin hip hop lovely, as it should be. "the most hated, the most under-rated"...top 3 baby. mad RESPECT & LOVE
NAS ESCO - lyrical genuis; big ups to 'The Firm'...one of the best albums ever made; Mos Def & Talib - Blackstar; BIG DADDY KANE - my 1st love; 112; Carl Thomas; Mary J.; MOBB DEEP
mic plugged into my laptop...hey, i'm no pro.
"...My place is the Placeless, my trace is the Traceless;
'Tis neither body nor soul, for I belong to the soul of the Beloved.
I have put duality away, I have seen that the two worlds are one;
One I seek, One I know, One I see, One I call.
He is the first, He is the last, He is the outward, He is the inward..."
-Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (13th Century Persian Sufi Poet)