When people usually think of Detroit, they think of the rich history of Motown. Not only does Detroit have a plethora of musical talent, there is also a diverse cross section of poets and spoken word artists in Detroit. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing on of these dynamic, beautiful and thought provoking artists Natasha Beautiful Thought Anee. Natasha is an award-winning poet, spoken word artist, producer, model and actress based in Detroit. She has a voice and a message that makes your mind and soul sit up and listen. Natasha Anee won the National Poetry Award for host of the year in 2016, and NPA for Christian Spoken Word Artist of 2012.
This multifaceted artist has her hand in many creative pots worthy of your attention. Natasha Anee works with NSO Youth Initiative Project which provides youth leadership and advocacy , and training focused on prevention of violence and substance abuse. Natasha Anee is very rooted in her community, and is focused on empowering others to find their strength and use thier voice.
Natasha is the Producer/Host/Poetic Poet at “Beautiful Thought: The Peaceful Poetic Place”. She is also part of the ” Paul Dean and Beautiful Thought Collective : Two Royal Servants”. Paul Dean is a multi talented Detroit based singer, producer, and musician who was recently part of the Philadelphia based play Japanese Azteroids. Audience members are in for a real treat when you attend one of thier performances. In thier collective Natasha performs spoken word flow, Dean sings and directs the musicians, and all of the music is made up on the spot. You truly are witnessing the creation of art when you attend one of thier live shows, and no show is the same. You can view some of thier past perfomances on YouTube.
Natasha Anee currently has a cd out Spoken Soul I : Perfect Imperfections which is available at cdbaby.com
You can also visit her website mybeautifulthoughts.net or her blog natashabeautifulthoughts.blogspot.com
Also follow her on IG @msbeautifulanee @tworoyalservants and on Facebook. You can find Paul Dean on Facebook and on IG @Pauldean3
If you are looking to experience mindlifting creative art check out and support the many artistic endeavours of the powerhouse talent of Natasha Beautiful Thought Anee