Yolonda Lavender is a national recording artist with the independent label Truth Tone Records. She is a singer/songwriter, curator, composer, arranger and performing artist from Kalamazoo, whose sound is soul-based with gospel, r&b, hip-hop, blues and jazz influences. Yolonda has showcased her artistry in artistic spaces around the country and shared stages with the likes of artists such as Erykah Badu, En Vogue, Keith Murray, The Spinners and more. Yolonda is the Executive Director of the Black Arts & Cultural Center as well as an advocate and activist who takes pride in using her artistry to spread the messages of peace and love and to promote social justice all in an effort to evoke change.
"I believe that the arts serve as a powerful catalyst to move the message of social justice. As an artist I feel a responsibility to use my artistry to advance such messages."-Yolonda Lavender