Missy D – Surrey Muse

Missy D is a bilingual Hip Hop, Rap & Soul Artist who has released two music albums ‘When Music Hits You Feel No Pain’, and ‘Yes Mama’. Coming from the three corners of the motherland: Rwanda, Côte d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe, Missy has been rapping since she was 11 years old in both French and English. She calls it Rap & Soul as it is a fusion of sounds of her childhood from French melodies to r&b, soul, jazz, hip hop and rap legends. As a black cis-women, Missy represents a visible minority that at times is invisible to the world. You will hear the sounds of MC Solaar, Diams, Erykah Badu, India Arie, J.Cole, Missy Elliott and Lauryn Hill echoing through her voice. Her second album was published in March 2020, and its release party was cancelled due to COVID pandemic restrictions, so Missy dropped a music video for her song ‘Yes Mama’, and it is now available on YouTube.

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At the November 26, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Missy D will be the Featured Musician. More about the event is here: friday-nov-26

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Haider Shahbaz – Surrey Muse

Haider Shahbaz is a translator, writer and a student of literature. A recipient of the 2020 Jawad Memorial Prize for Urdu-English translation, he has received awards and fellowships from American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), University of East Anglia, and the Black Mountain Institute. Haider is the translator of Mirza Athar Baig’s novel, Hassan’s State of Affairs (HarperCollins India, 2019). His other translations have appeared in Asymptote, Words Without Borders, Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. At this time, in addition to his current translation projects, he is doing a PhD in comparative literature at UCLA.

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At the October 22, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Haider Shahbaz will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-oct-22

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Enternet Boy – Surrey Muse

Enternet boy is a Mexican-based audiovisual project focused on music experimentation and sound design. It has been directed since 2017 by Jorge Lara who is a co-founder of Vía de Acceso, a radio show that explores worldwide underground musical creations. Jorge is also a part of Desertic Garden, a duo band with Çois Agver about their ancestral roots, ecology, activism and social awareness. Their work has been presented at Ypuccko Gallery, Escape010101 virtual AR exhibition and Festival de Pajama 2 and 3.

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At the October 22, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Enternet Boy will begin the Open Mic Session. More about the event is here: friday-oct-22

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Nahid Siddiqui – Surrey Muse

Nahid Siddiqui is a classical Kathak dancer, choreographer and mentor who lives and works in Pakistan and England. Her organization, Nahid Siddiqui & Company was established in 1991, and since then it has presented 16 master-class productions earning various awards and distinctions around the world including Pakistan’s Pride Of Performance. Nahid’s most valuable contribution is to evolve her own expression and style infusing new themes in a classical dance. Her exploration and infusion of Sufianic thoughts and words within the context of kathak has brought this traditional dance to a new level of excellence. Nahid has introduced Kathak in the curriculum of the University of Surrey (UK) and other educational institutions by making it accessible through performances and educational outreach programs such as workshops, master classes and residencies. Her work has received support from West Midlands Arts Board and Arts Council of England. Her most recent production was presented at the Royal Ballet. Nahid learned her art from Maharaj Ghulam Hussain Kathak and Pandit Birju Maharaj.

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At the October 22, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Nahid will be the Featured Performer. More about the event is here: friday-oct-22

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Morgan – Surrey Muse

Morgan (ze/zim) is a Jewish non-binary writer, photographer and filmmaker born and raised on unceded mi’kmaq territory in Halifax NS. Ze started making films in high school, zirs first screening was at VIEWfinders International Festival for youth. Morgan went on to participate in Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative’s one minute film program, shooting and cutting on 16mm, and in 2012 became the OUTeast film festival’s Artists In Residence while working on a documentary about Halifax’s drag families. After earning a BA Honours in Anthropology and Gender Studies with a minor in Film from Dalhousie University ze moved to the Coast Salish territories (Vancouver) to pursue filmmaking. Morgan’s latest film ‘Enby’ has screened at Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF), InsideOut Toronto, and it will make its international premiere at the Harvey Milk Festival. Morgan’s work explores intersecting identities through uncertainty, grief and dark humour. Ze is currently writing for PedalStreet and developing zir next project Inch by inch. 

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At the September 24, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Morgan will be the Featured Performer. More about the event is here: friday-sept-24

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