Zakiyyah Modeste

Harlem based artist, Sista Zock’s music straddles the fence between Spoken Word/Song and Jazz Hip-Hop and Jazz. ZOCK has been performing in and around NYC since 2006 with various artist Dennis Davis, Gregory Porter, Chip Crawford, Lakecia Benjamin, Aziza Miller, Lady Cantrese, Kelvyn Bell. She has worked alongside and or shared the stage/film with Wole Soyinka, Ben Vereen, Erykah Badu, Stephen Baldwin, Loretta Divine, Doug E Fresh and more. Her performance can be intimate enough for a living room setting or can power up a small city with drumming, dancing and live models. Her body of work is dedicated to the Fallen Soldiers, the ones who have sacrificed their lives for the betterment of others, the Victims of senseless killings, to the ones who are ahead of their time and the ones whose time has yet to come. Zakiyyah has appeared on stage, film and TV. She is an ensemble member of Knoxville, Tennessee’s company The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. Her mentor and dear friend Abiodun Oyewole of “The Last Poets”, is featured on her recent album “ZOCK SOLID, Where the Stem Meets the Root”.

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