A Tribute to Nina Simone
Spiritchild of Mental Notes
Xspiritmental Jazz, Poetry and Hip Hop. This CD is a conversation between myself and Nina Simone. Inspired by my eviction a few years ago.
A tribute for nina simone was produced during an intense time in my life. i was faced with eviction and had a week to do this album. i still feel the need to create a part 2, but it helped me out during a time of crisis. all, mentally, financially and psychologically. she is my inspiration and i hope to share the vibrations and love i have for her through my music. enjoy.
Spiritchild Rhythmic Poet of Mental Notes. Leader of The Hip Hop Jam Band Mental Notes (the universal hip hop evolution). Founder & Chair of Movement In Motion Artist & Activist Collective. Creative Consultant for Eyes Infinite Films (www.eyesinfinite.com)
Xperience, Performance 1 international tour to Mumbai, India Winter 2004 hip hop film documentary 2 National Tours, Fall 2003 Northeast to Midwest Creative Politics Spring Tour 2005 West Coast 8 years in the local, national & international live scene with jam band Mental Notes. CBGBs, Knitting Factory, Bowery Poetry Club, Izzy Bar, Nuyorican Poets Café, Triad Lounge & Theatre, BAM Café.
Xperience, Production 3 Solo Album (written, composed & arranged by Spiritchild) A Tribute To Nina Simone (The EP) 2004 Creative Politics Chapter 1 reports from the rhythmic poet (mixtape) 2005 Eclipse of Hope (The LP) 2007 2 Albums for Mental Notes (all lyrics & arrangement by Spiritchild, music Mental Notes) Close Your Eyes & Open Your Mind 2001/ Event Horizon 2002 / spring 08 new album. Compilations for Movement In Motion 8 Volumes Of Music for Collective 2003-2007 see www.movementinmotion.org for details 1 Spoken Word With Music Album Cataclysm 2000 Ainsley Burrows 1 Tibetan Hip Hop Album Liberation 2004 Namgyal
Xperience Film, Video The Art of Love & Struggle (the documentary) 2005 produced movie soundtrack Act Accordingly (the movie) 2003 produced by Eyes Infinite Films Viewed at the ; Ladies On The Mic film fest 03, International HipHop Film Festival Philly 03, Howl Festival 03, Hip Hop Odyssey Film Festival 04 award nominee First Leading Acting Role Produced, Composed & Arranged Original Music Soundtrack with Mental Notes Film / Video Producer for Eyes Infinite Films 2004 Passin Me By a hip hop theater production score produced and arranged by Spiritchild
Xperience Community Freedom Academic Movement (2007-2008) instructor for hip hop music production and songwriting as well as artist development for TMA in harlem and HS in the Bronx Mentor for Youth Advocate Programs (2004-2005) Creator & Facilitor of Hip Hop A Political Science I.C.E. After School Program 2005 Event Coordinator, Promoter Hip Hop Activist Organizer, Researcher for J.U.i.C.E. New York Chapter www.rampartjuice.org an LA based after school program