Spoken word artist, vocalist, actress, lyricist and educator. Born and raised in Trenton, NJ, this one-woman show has toured the globe recording and performing alongside such notables as the Poor Righteous Teachers, Lauryn Hill, Big Pun, Sista Soulja, Mos Def, and Mums just to name a few.
In 2001, she was ranked the 11th poet in the nation, following her incredible performance at the 2001 Essence’s Music Festival in New Orleans. There, she shared the stage with such notables as Iylanya Vanzant and Tavis Smiley. Her poem entitled “Goodie Goodie” has gained national recognition and according to Susan Taylor of Essence Magazine, “…her words could save our nation” Narubi’s debut performance in the independent film “What Goes Around” won the film the Best Urban Feature Film Award at the 2004 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. In addition to starring in a number of off-off Broadway productions, she has also written and starred in her own ninety-minute play entitled “The Classifieds”, which premiered at the historical Nuyorican Poets Café, and was nothing short of breathtaking reviews. In 2005, she featured on the 5th season of the Peabody Award winning Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam.
Even her unique ability to educate young minds has been revered. She has featured on New Jersey Network (NJN) displaying her poetry as well as her teaching strategies. She has also written and co-directed the educational play entitled Free Your Rhyme, sponsored by the National Education Dance Institute, in conjunction with the Trenton Dance Institute.
Narubi is currently a middle school teacher in Brooklyn, New York.
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