the louderARTS Project

Mahogany L. Browne

Mahogany born in Oakland, California and residing in Brooklyn, NY has been performing on the poetry circuit since early 1998. As a former member of the highly regarded safe sex crew, The Punany Poets (as seen on HBO's Real Sex 24 & 26) Mahogany continues to alert the Hip-Hop generation with safer sex methods and currently spear-heads the educational program Hip-Hop Poetry as New Professional Theatre's Educational Director and serves as an Expressive Arts Therapist for a NY City group home housing teenage pregnant girls. Mahogany can be heard on radio airwaves throughout the country as the femme fatale poetic voice on Hennessy's Poetry Minute, though she prides herself solely in the greatest art ever produced, a little girl.

While Mahogany currently performs throughout the US, her voice has blessed stages internationally crossing language barriers and breaking cultural dams in Warsaw Poland, Munich Germany, The UK and Canada. She currently shares the Team NYC|louderARTS's Grand Slam Title and has earned the position as one of The Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam Semi-finalist (2002, 2003), Worcester's Grand Slam Finalist (2004) and Buffalo, NY Njozi Magazine's Individual Slam and Tri-State Team Slam (2003).

She has penned a book of poems and essays in bookstores Spring 2005 and has authored several chapbooks. Her collection of audio work include her latest LP Black Secret Soul, LADYSMITH: Untitled & her initial introductory CD Papercuts: An Acapella Series. Ms. Browne currently tours the ever-growing college circuit promoting self-love and advocating a front for women empowerment. Her journalist works can be found in the pages of internationally distributed magazines KING, XXL, The Source, Canada's The Word and UK's MOBO.


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