An evening of Poetry, Prose and Song to benefit the gardens of Pershing Field.
Music by: Tiphanie
Spoken word by: Melida Rodas and Sarah M. Sala
Your donation of $16 will include a beverage and a sweet or savory bite.
Tiphanie studied ballet and harp before becoming a professional dancer and actress on French TV at age 15. She began singing at that time. In 2008 she met her soul and music mate Geoffrey, which led to her traveling to Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York. Writing music was a natural evolution for her. She was granted a Talent Scholarship at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles and New York where she graduated with a degree in Musical Theater. She’s been here ever since. Tiphanie has performed in numerous shows and in an Off Broadway play. During the winter of 2014 she decided to bring her songwriting career to the next level. She released her first EP “between us” in July 2015. Since then she has been a performer on the street, on the subway and in numerous venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey, and in Paris as well. She is currently working on a new EP with Grammy nominated Producer arranger Jason Agel who recorded John Legend’s last album among lots of many famous artists. You can catch her performing with her Jazz trio at the newly opened Jazz bar “Fine and Rare” on the East side, and as soloist on the Spirit of New York Dinner cruise ship for the summer season 2017. Her website is www.tiphaniemusic.com
Melida Rodas is a writer and multimedia artist. Her work has been published in text book/anthology publications to include: What We Hold in Common (The Feminist Press), American Working – Class Literature (Oxford University Press), Literature and Work (Pearson Press) and Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy (New Jersey City University). On July 1st, 2013, Melida was chosen as Jersey City’s first inaugural poet, by Mayor Steve M. Fulop. She is also the recipient of a grant from PROARTS in partnership with Sustainable Jersey City, for “Illuminations ~ Words for Change”, an eco-friendly work which promotes unity, poetry and art by projecting images and words onto the urban landscape. As a featured author she has presented her writing at various conferences and universities. Her visual works have been showcased in numerous museums and galleries.
Sarah M. Sala published THE GHOST ASSEMBLY LINE with Finishing Line Press in 2016. Her poem ‘Hydrogen’ was also recently featured in the ‘Elements’ episode of NPR’s hit show Radiolab in collaboration with Emotive Fruition. Sarah’s poems appear in Atlas Review, The Stockholm Review of Literature, and Poetry Ireland Review, among others. Visit her at SarahSala.com