Dissension: A Lyrical Love story is a roadmap through the journey of love. Amina the Empress and Brandon Williamson are your guides on this quest through love, lust, temptation, and the road to self discovery in this playful, engaging, and soulful collaborative performance. It is the perfect blend of music, poetry, comedy, soul, and heart to bring people together this holiday season. Bring a loved one, a friend, or meet someone there. This show will give you plenty to talk about,
Amina Lynne Boyd, also known by Amina the Empress, is a multi-faceted artist born and raised in Buffalo, New York. The 28 yr old singer/songwriter has an extensive musical history. Growing up with jazz and funk enthusiasts as parents, soul music was deeply embedded in her aura. She drew her motivation from various artists including Anita Baker, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, Erykah Badu, The Funkadelics, Earth Wind & Fire, & George Benson. In 2016, the Empress released her debut album ‘Transitions,’ to rave reviews, and began to rapidly emerge into the local music scene. Her band ‘Empress & the Royals’ set the scene ablaze, performing at various venues and events across the city. The Empress is most passionate about the enhancement of artistic expression and channels her energy towards educating, creating space, and building resources for young developing artists of color. She believes that art is the souls expression and is working diligently to design a space equipped with tools necessary for young artists to succeed. Stay connected. The many layers of Amina the Empress have yet to unfold.
When you think slam poetry in Buffalo NY, you think Brandon Williamson. Buffalo born and bred Brandon has left an indelible mark on Buffalo’s arts community.
As the founder and creator of the internationally recognized and Top 10 Nationally ranked Pure Ink Poetry Slam in Buffalo, Brandon works hard to build a community of art that everyone can be a part of.
He has made it his life goal to reach out to students in inner city neighborhoods similar to the one he grew up in, painting a path through art for them to follow to their future. He has performed throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ontario, Michigan, and California, while featuring throughout Europe. His book, Critical Lens is on sale at Amazon and lulu.com.
If you’re ready for a great time of storytelling, performance, and play with a purpose, then come and join the poetry experience that is Brandon Williamson.