(Issue 4) Music Feature: Summer Breeze

Interview by Joana Meurkens Photography by India Coombs Summer Breeze is an LA born and bred musician on her journey to expressing her truest self through her art. Summer Breeze talks to artistic director, Joana Meurkens, about how her rigorous dance training has shaped her as an artist and how she celebrates the eccentricity of … Read more(Issue 4) Music Feature: Summer Breeze

“Azrael” by Dwany

Dwany is an NYC based singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor who has just released his debut single “AZRAEL”. An introduction to the world of the illuminated man, a concept birthed by Dwany over quarantine highlighting the issues with idolizing a toxic lover. This time of isolation allowed him to get in touch with his first-ever passion, making music. He took the time to teach himself how to start producing and mixing vocals and AZRAEL was his first product. With soft harmonies and many-layered vocals, he explores the power of just using his voice with minimalistic production. Growing up, Dwany took after artists such as Beyonce and Whitney Houston, recently adding Frank Ocean and Brent Fiyaz to the list of who he draws inspiration from. He is an aspiring artist ready to make a name for himself in the popular music scene. You can check out his music on all streaming platforms

“Create to Express” by Gayathri Krishnan

Gayathri Krishnan is a singer/songwriter from Irvine, California. Her musical roots lie in Indian classical music(Carnatic) as she creates a unique sound, a fusion of her culture and R&B. She stands by the phrase Create to Express as her intention when making music is to empower other creatives to express themselves freely. Her songs carry … Read more“Create to Express” by Gayathri Krishnan

Otros Espacios by Angelina Ruiz

My body of work is entitled Otros Espacios, translating to “Other Spaces” in Spanish. The work is striving to illustrate the bonds within family life. The images display a narrative that bridges the gaps between the past and the present. I use family photos as well as found imagery to draw parallels between the lives of people … Read moreOtros Espacios by Angelina Ruiz

“By My Side” by Sam East

About the Artist: Sam East is a triple threat Korean American singer, songwriter, and music producer hailing from the Greater NY Area. Son of parents who immigrated to Brooklyn in the late 70s, Sam East represents the new wave of contemporary R&B. Crafted from the sounds of a gospel loving mother and a hip-hop loving father, Sam East’s melodic voice … Read more“By My Side” by Sam East

Everyday things (not made for me) by Samantha Jones

Fine pins flex   fold      float       in hair too heavy           hefty. Comb split into three   tangled        trapped fragments      fished out. Hair gel of any kind. Boyfriend jeans  slick   stuck     stretched over curves,                a gaping waist. Salon highlights pulled    pried    … Read moreEveryday things (not made for me) by Samantha Jones

note: I must consult my ancestors by Sojourner Brown

Sojourner Brown is an actor, poet, and singer based in Brooklyn, NY. As a performer, Sojourner spent the past two years working for Walt Disney records as a recording artist, and her work has been seen on Disney Channel, Freeform, and on the Incredibles 2 soundtrack. As a writer, Sojourner released her spoken word film, your … Read morenote: I must consult my ancestors by Sojourner Brown

Poetry Suite: Jay Mazyck

FMBM  I’m thinking of ending things  and this poem ain’t about telling u why  This poem not for u.  This one is for my mom  Who showed me the phrase “I’m good” can be like breathing  That these niggas can truly kick rocks  And that you better build urself up cause sometimes that’s all u … Read morePoetry Suite: Jay Mazyck

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