Event Scheduled

Sirens & Wordsmiths: A Night of Song & Poetry by Female Artists

Thursday November 10, 2022 08:00 PM EST
Cost: $10 Adv - $15 Door,

From the venue:

Relle The Poet (ATL), Ladee (ATL), Sariyah Idan (NOLA), share a stage doing solo sets of songs and poems as they offer their unique vibes to uplift your spirit and give your soul something to chew on. Possible onstage collaborations to ensue. Guest artists TBA.


New York bred and New Orleans based, Sariyah Idan is an internationally touring independent music artist, singer-songwriter, poet, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, and educator. Jazz and folk trained, hip-hop educated, and influenced by both Latinx sounds and her Jewish roots, Ms Idan has an "ability to seamlessly combine a wide variety of disparate styles and sonics into a memorable sound all her own", (Tinnitist). For her honoring the sounds of both influences and ancestors is a form of cultural activism. Her lyrics weave "powerful, soulful, spirited songs filled with stories of struggle, love and social justice". Following her EP Deeper Than Skin plus numerous guest features, she released her debut solo LP Breaking Shadows in 2019. The 17 track album addresses love, power, and shifting of toxic patriarchy from #MeToo to solidarity with Black Lives Matter; recorded in Los Angeles, Berlin, and Lisbon. She is currently in pre-production for two new recording projects.

As a singer-songwriter and music director she has rocked iconic venues like The Kennedy Center in DC, The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe & Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, and PANDA Platforma in Berlin. Her music has been featured on Pacifica and NPR stations, WWOZ, college radio and online radio platforms. As a featured artist she has appeared on albums by numerous dub and hip hop artists including Dubblestandart from Vienna, First Nations hip hop artist Artson, and has toured with the late Lee “Scratch” Perry. Recognized for her solo/documentary theater show “Homeless In Homeland,” about Jewish identity and the occupation of Palestine, she was given an outstanding achievement award by the Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival, and was a highlighted act at the Brighton Fringe Festival in England and the ONE Festival in NYC.

Both her solo show and her music are derived from her Poetry to Performance method which she has taught at colleges, high schools, art centers, and youth prisons in the USA and UK. She currently holds online writing/performance workshops for women in relation to the new and full moons called MoonWrites. Her writing and music practice are both rooted in somatic impulse and are greatly influenced by her background as a modern and world folk dancer growing up. She holds a BA in Arts and Social Change from Hampshire College and an MFA in Music and Interdisciplinary Theater from California Institute of Integral Studies. Sariyah continues to dance in both the improvisational and African diasporic dance communities in New Orleans.

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