Writer, vocalist, and Harlem denizen, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs rigorously explores sound through a myriad of macaronic verse, language and electronic vocal processing.
Her literary works have been featured in publications that include Rattapallax, Nocturnes, Polvo, Ego Trip, The Source, Urb, Vibe, Drum Voices Review, Black Music Review (Japan), Authentic Hair, Nocturnes Review, Long Shot, Rattapallax, Bum Rush the Page, Everything But the Burden, and the Black Belt art catalog for the Studio Museum of Harlem.
Performing in venues ranging from Sonar’s Electronic Music festival in Barcelona, The Asia Society in New York, The Ether Electrnoic Festival at the Royal Palace, London, the MoMa in NYC, and Riker’s Island Women’s Correctional facility, she has worked with Vernon Reid, DJ Logic, Akilah Oliver, Mike Ladd, Butch Morris, Gabri Christa, Shelley Hirsch, DJ Louie Vega, Burnt Sugar, DJ Jeannie Hopper, Pierre Joris, Ori Kaplan, Edwin Torres, Carl Hancock Rux and Vijay Iyer, to name a few.
She has been featured on recordings by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Towa Tei, Billy Bass, Burnt Sugar, Domenico Ferrari, Guillermo E. Brown, and the compilation Eargasms: Hip Hop Poetics, Volume 1.
A fellow of the Cave Canem Workshop for African American Poets, LaTasha has completed residencies at Caldera Arts Space and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center as well as received a Zora Neale Hurston scholarship from Naropa Institute, New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, and the Eban Demarest Trust. Diggs is the author of three chap-books, Ichi-Ban: from the files of negríta muñeca linda and Ni-ban: Villa Misería (MOH Press), and Manuel is destroying in bathroom (Belladona Press) as well as the producer and writer for the audio project, Televisíon.
She is the lead electronic vocalist for two bands, the Yohimbe Brothers, fronted by Vernon Reid and DJ Logic and TBK, fronted by Guillermo E. Brown.
LaTasha is the poetry curator for the online arts journal, www.exittheapple.com.