Tucked away in a back corner of a coffee shop in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood, Mankwe Ndosi sits barefoot and cross-legged on an armchair, looking as natural and self-assured as a cat. She has opaque, solemn eyes that make her smiles seem serious, and she speaks freely with an actor's diction about music and community. She's got the sort of centered, grounded energy that gives off a tone that's more Buddhist than hip-hop artist, but Ndosi is as fierce a vocalist as she is an activist, and her debut... More >>>
Photo by Michele Spaise. Body Painting by TaCoumba Tyrone Aiken.