photo credit Jayson Fann © 2010

Last week I had the distinct pleasure to interview Poet, Recording Artist, and 2010 TED Global Fellow Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo. In this GFM Spotlight segment I chat with Iyeoka about her album Say Yes , what it means to e a global artist and much more.

Iyeoka Interview by GrownFolksMusic

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.