Introducing ... Shirlette Ammons
We are fortunate to have Shirlette Ammons takes the stage at Carolina Indie Fest at 4:15pm on Saturday, Sept 30th. She's a poet, a TV producer, and a spoken word rapper. This last designation, spoken word rapper, is my own & not hers. Her work defies a single definition but you know there's a poet performing music, or is it a musician performing poetry?
Given her multiple talents it seems a bit reductive to say Shirlette's performance is the first rap artist at Indie Fest but there's certainly a moment to be celebrated here.
Here is some "must see/listen" music by Shirlette. One thing that's amazing about her is how she so easily jumps between musical genres that back her lyrics, she makes it worth listening to a lot of her music: