HAVE DRUMS... WILL TRAVEL...
Native New York, Philadelphia Transplant, Karen Smith is a percussionist, playwright, director, producer, and poet based in Philadelphia. She is also the leader of two musical groups: Weez The Peeple and Sistahs Laying Down Hands With Love. Karen makes it a part of her daily mantra to stay creative by utilizing all the component of her artistry.
"The Arts are healing resources for all and everyone is welcome to get some of this medicine".
A real artist ALWAYS thinks outside the box. Explore every avenue and experience the exposure
DRUMMER & PERCUSSIONIST
Many who have seen my performances, leave with a highness and I leave with a new title... Bongo Queen, Conga Woman, and Magic Fingaz... to name a few.
BANDLEADER & CURATOR
I'm the Artistic Director of Weez The Peeples Collective, born in 2013 and Sistahs Laying Down Hands in 2014.
I have curated many projects to include The First LBGTQ JAZZ FEST 2014: Outbeat Jazz Festival, Kwanzaa-palooza 2018 in Center City the current Outbeat Jazzy Festivities and more...
PLAYWRIGHT & POET
As a writer, I find that each person is full of a story or two. I am filled with theirs and my own to share... revealing answers to many questions.
As a poet, I write based on an experience or a feeling from beyond.
EDUCATOR & JUSTICE MAKER
Each person has a personal rhythmic energy that needs to release. I utilize the drums to support this theory.