DAWTAHZ - ‘Directing Artistic Womben Towards Aesthetic Horizons ~ Zenith!’
24/7 Sista Stories is a musical work woven around the lives of six young womben of color, striving to become successful performing artists in NYC. This was the first performance event produced by We Manifest and debuted at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on Mother's Day.
The closing song, Nina Simone's "Four Women" featured each young women in a custom-made dress created and crafted by Danielle "Seedz" Grant. This musical was the catalyst to the D.A.W.T.A.H.Z. series. *Artwork by Joshua A. Humphries
(The height we aspire to reach) features independent, mostly unsigned, multi-lingual, multi-talented, multi-ethnic female performers. It was created to encourage womben to perform, regardless of our male counterparts perception of what and how a womben performer should be. This forum successfully allows featured sisters to speak their minds, free their souls, be seen and be heard without a masculine influence. A female DJ/producer provides the musical treats, while a female performing artist produces and hosts the series - to represent the Yin energies correctly. An open mic segment follows for all to participate.
DAWTAHZ has been featured in Red Eye Magazine, Blu Magazine and Shout Magazine. It started in July 1997 with a two day concert in Atlanta, GA and showcased throughout NYC at Baby Jupiter, CBGB's, the Elbow Room, CB's Gallery & Caviar Studios until 2004. Encore presentations in 2008 at Sputnik & 2011 at Public Assembly reminded us that there's a continual need for women to be recognized in music. Countless women have blessed the stages of DAWTAHZ including Rozz Nash, Tomasia Got Rhymes, Omega Moon, Keisha Gaye Anderson, Apani, Tantra Zawadi, Stef Eye, Lady Blue, StaHHr, Shelley Nicole & Blakbushe, Sara Kana, Katie Elevitch, Pri The HoneyDark, Kiki Breevlife, Deborah Bond and countless others. If you are interested in performing or sponsoring, videotaping or photographing, writing an article or interviews, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org