This week on the spotlight, I’m pleased to chat with artist, Khari B also known as The Discopoet. Khari B. is a spoken word musician and educator working internationally as both a performer and instructor in the literary arts. With a reputation for delivering powerful performances with intense instrumental accompaniment, Khari B.'s energetic nature is inextricably tied to growing up in Chicago's House music scene and being the son of two educators, one being acclaimed woodwindist, Mwata Bowden. His inspirational and mentally rousing work has been requested across the globe, staking out a place in the hearts of audiences and appealing to a diversity of fans spanning multiple ages and ethnicities. He has a reputation for delivering powerful performances with intense instrumental accompaniment.Read More
He's worked withTerry Hunter, Louie Vega, Sean Ali, and Ralf Gum just to name a few. His single “Never” is a fan favorite and his artistry is heard on dance floors all across the world. His first EP is the poetic rhythms titled “The Love Take Over”, which is a vibrant and up-tempo dance collection produced by Chicago-based DJ Sean Ali for Sounds of Ali Recordings. Already a fan favorite, this project is a true testament to Jon’s vocal capabilities and the authenticity of his unique sound.
I recently had an opportunity to speak with Jon about his career and creative process and his future.Read More