A Chicago native, raised in Nebraska and currently residing in Las Vegas,NV. Mo'Kha Uzuri (pronunced ooo-zoo-ree) is an emerging orator and writer on the creative horizon. If you ask her to ascribe a title to herself, she will simply tell you she is an artist who chooses to express herself through various mediums.
A well established vocal entertainer in the Las Vegas community, Ms. Uzuri's white hot reflective chanting combined with her sultry soulful singing, distinguishes her poetic artistry from the average or mundane. Mo’Kha’s vivid imagery and charismatic word play is creating a buzz throughout cyberspace and is trickling over into the “real world”.
Rainbows & r(E)volution is her debut collection of poetry and prose. It reflects the emotional journey of the human spirit as it transitions from one point of existence to the next. More specifically the creative r(E)volution of Mo’Kha Uzuri.
This collection is a metaphoric symbol of rebellion aimed toward dispelling the negative emotions derived from traumatic life experiences. It touches on issues such as depression, sexual addiction, loss, death, and self-image, as well as hope, self-acceptance, the embracing of dreams and reclaiming of personal purpose.
A kaleidoscopic awakening of the soul, Rainbows & r(E)volution painstakingly conveys Mo'Kha's most intimate thoughts, memories, triumphs, private pitfalls and ideologies like secrets between old friends. You will laugh, cry and exclaim aloud "Yess gurl, I feel you!"
Her fanbase appreciates the humbling spirit that is not only perpetuated in her writing but in her personal demeanor as well.
"Most of my writing is influenced by modern day poets such as Jill Scott, Sunni Patterson and Alicia Keys. However my passion for writing stemmed from reading the great poets of the Renaissance and other classic writers like Robert Frost, Zora Neale Hurston, Edgar Allen Poe and Langston Huges, to name a few."
All though she is currently focusing her attention on her writing and poetry, you can catch her performing with various artists and though it’s rare, an open mic.
Her personal motto: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi