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Voices of the Voiceless

Friday, July 21, 2023
Doors: 6pm | Show: 8:30pm

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Voices of the Voiceless 
Hosted by Dana Williams

Dana Williams ‘Phillys Motivation’: 
Dana Williams who is better known by his stage name Phillysmotivation is a 2x award winning professional speaker and Social media influencer. Using his social media, Phillysmotivation goal is to use 60 second video to help inspire communities by giving putting a smile on their faces with his quotes. His overall message is no matter what obstacle comes your way that you will overcome. Currently, Phillysmotivation is on a school tour throughout the tri-state area to discuss, gun violence, mental health and grief. On May 19, 2023; Phillysmotivation will be recognize by the Mayor of Philadelphia for his work within the community. His favorite quote is “love the life you live you’ll never get another one”. 
 Macky Monea, Niyah Iman and Breezii Lashayee, better known as Verbosity, a Hip Hop/R&B trio based out of Philadelphia. They are uniquely fusing rapping and singing into a musical collage of intellectual lyrics. Verbosity formed their group with no exact plan of action, just three friends with similar desires to be a part of and make a difference in today’s music. Verbosity equally share the thought of rapping and singing about subjects that would impact their public in positive and thought-provoking ways. The trio has been featured on iHeart media platforms, lyrically lemonade, Bars i95 and a number of other media platforms. Verbosity has performed throughout Philadelphia and the Tri State area, taking pride in being able to connect with audiences of various age demographics. Currently, Verbosity is on a school tour throughout Philadelphia with a mission to expose students to positive music that will inspire them to chase their dreams. In late spring of 2023 Verbosity will be releasing their first highly anticipated EP.   "It’s nothing like being yourself and people loving you for it." – Verbosity
Andre Saunders is a Poet, Hip Hop artist and songwriter from Philadelphia. Currently serves as the resident poet for the Writers Matter Program in partnership with Lasalle University. Andre has been featured in magazines, newspapers and on television for his work. He's also been featured on iheart media platforms in Philadelphia such as Power 99, WDAS etc. Andre has had the pleasure of working with many artists such as, Keyshia Cole, Naughty By Nature, Rakim, Raekwon to Sonia Sanchez among many others. Currently Andre has three music projects on all platforms, which he is using his music as a way to uplift the youth.