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Tali Photo-transfer, acrylic, woodcut on found wood 23" x 31"  2016

Tali Taliwah has rocked the mic across North America, and the globe for 12 years with Montreal's acclaimed Hip Hop band Nomadic Massive. Dropping rapid-fire rhymes in English or Caribbean patois, she's had the privilege to headline international music festivals and to open for artists who've influenced her own music including Mos Def, Wyclef Jean, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Public Enemy, Michie Mee, KRS-One, Rakim, Antibalas, Anna Tijoux, and Digable Planets. Be it on Canada's jazz festival circuits to the PanAm Games of 2016 to the One Mic Festival at the Kennedy Center to the main stage in the World Music Festival of Rudolstat, Germany, Tali focuses on creating a consciousness-raising, soul and body-moving experience. While carrying the torch of a storytelling tradition onto stages and into studios, with master tools and microphones; to write to beats or write to broadcast into classrooms and communities; Tali Taliwah wants to expose to educate and rhyme to rouse, so that the top tips over and humbles itself while the bottom sees the booby traps and makes an educated move. For more information (


On change making:

“Rage is the crease in peace for those who know defeat
 Find your strategies in books you read
 And food that feeds champion needs
 To settle feats of wrongful deeds” - Tali Taliwah, Lyrics from “Uprising”

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