Two underground events in Tulsa last weekend showcased the best of creativity and collaboration among local artists.
Higher Plains Jazz & Hip-Hop Festival took place at The Vanguard Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th with the concept of Hip Hop and Jazz juxtaposed and combined to bring us all onto the next level.
Tulsa’s most creative and innovative sounds got together on one stage throughout the weekend including: Mark Lettieri of Snarky Puppy, Dynamo, Steph Simon, Combsy, iamDES, Henna Roso, Oilhouse, Sativa Prophets, We Make Shapes, Tea Rush
Irie Blues Photography hosted Creative Souls II, “…a photoshoot marathon and interactive networking showcase divided into two parts. This event is not only to connect the locals with creatives but to encourage, empower, inspire and uplift the creatives in the art, fashion and music industry!”
Sunday the 16th was a day full of fashion, artistry, design, and music in the First Street Flea Market Space.
…And you thought there was nothing to do in Tulsa.
Casey McLerran is the Literary Editor at the Black Wall Street Times. She is a Sooner State transplant from Forest Hills, NY. McLerran arrived in Oklahoma at the age of three shortly after gentrification displaced her and her family out of their home in New York. At first glance, many think they have McLerran figured out. To be frank, she’s a biracial American young woman that unapologetically embraces her half-African identity — a feminist-womanist she is. Her pen operates as her voice as well as her sword. Her accolades include the 2018 Rural Oklahoma Poetry Museum’s Oklahoma Poem Award, a business management degree, and her three beautiful children. Her objective with the Black Wall Street Times is to elevate and amplify the literary art of modern black American culture, pay tribute to African-American literary trailblazers, all while simultaneously linking and introducing children to the world of colorful American writers.