This very special pepisode featured Gyad Imhotep, a reggae artist from Portland, Jamaica; Donna Heslop, a serial entrepreneur; and Queen Majeeda, a spoken word artist/singer.

Queen Majeeda was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica. She started writing songs at the age of 15 and has since written poems, short stories and plays. Her work covers global political issues. The name Majeeda is West African and means “noble” or “glorious.” She attended Merl Grove High School and the University of the West Indies where she pursued courses in Small Business Management, Article Writing and Creative Writing.

Queen Majeeda released her first CD Conscious through the Massachusetts based company Heartbeat Records. She has performed her poetry in Jamaica and the United States of America, and was a nominee for the Jamaica Music Industry (JAMI) Award. Performing events include Reggae Sunsplash, Jamaica; Jamaica Council for Human Rights Concert, Jamaica; SOBs, New York; Nuyorican Poet’s Café, New York; Lotus Music Festival, Bloomington, IN; Indiana University, IN, and Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL. Her poems are included in the anthologies Utterances and Incantations: Women, Poetry and Dub (Sister Vision Press), and Voices, a poetry and fiction volume published by York College’s Literary Forum.

PEP Talk Radio Show: 03/03/11

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