WHO ELSE BESIDES SPOKEN SOUL FESTIVAL IS INSPIRED BY SWAN DAY & WOMENARTS?

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WHO ELSE BESIDES SPOKEN SOUL FESTIVAL IS INSPIRED BY SWAN DAY & WOMENARTS?

By Deborah Magdalena Founder

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PHILADELPHIA WOMEN SHINE AT POET-TREE EN MOTION Poet-tree En Motion showcased local and regional women at Philadelphia’s Rotunda on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The free event included singer-songwriters, hip-hop artists, belly dancers, theater, a rock trio group, solo acts, spoken word, and movement arts.  The title of this year’s event,“Womyn’s Her-story in the Midst,” alluded to the fact that the feminine “is intertwined within the fabric of everything.” Read More …

 

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Bulgarian Women Create Group Painting for SWAN Day For the past four years Dessi Dimova and the other women of SWAN Festival Bulgaria have found wonderfully creative ways to bring the spirit of Support Women Artists Now Day to their country. Their past events have included a variety of exhibits, performances, and workshops, including a class where people learned how to make swan designs with the steamed milk in their cappuccinos! Read More …

Whether she's hosting a spoken word event, music festival, or playing the role of a santera or vixen, Deborah Magdalena makes every emotion super real. This performance artist has acquired impressive TV & Film credits for the past twenty years including Sesame Street (CTW), Apollo Comedy Hour (Tribune Entertainment), Safe Harbor (Warner Brothers), Striptease (Castle Rock), Holyman (Caravan), and For Love or Country (HBO). As a published spoken word artist Deborah has released three CDs, a chapbook, and the spoken word musical FUNKdalena. As an artist-activist she’s the founder of Spoken Soul Festival, a twelve year old, three-day festival that helps women artists go from novice to professionals. As an educator Deborah for the past eight years has led in-school presentations in numerous high schools for the National YoungArts Foundation, is the co-founder of Piano Slam, and led various workshops for local art organizations like Miami Light Project and Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Most recently and for the seventh year in a row, she was invited by the Arsht Center and Ailey Arts & Education Foundation to serve as the Creative Communication instructor for Ailey Camp Miami.

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