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Sounds Like: Floetry, Odetta, Miss Jill Scott, Nina Simone, Mariam makeba
Manager: Blacque Butterfly
Bio: Darlene Solomon-Rogers aka Blacque Butterfly is a spoken word artist, singer, songwriter, entertainer and activist. Her love for the arts has allowed her to explore several layers of her calling. Be it spoken word, motivational speaking, singing, theater or event planning or promoting she has al...See Full Bio
“Who would think a Butterfly could do so much? Afterall, she’s a social change activist, motivational speaker, spoken word artist and an event host/promoter. She mentors young folks; single mothers and runs a theater troupe for youth. In her spare time, she authored Black Girl Can I Comb Your Hair?, released her first CD, Collide-A-Scope and single handedly keeps Portland’s open mic scene alive and relevant and has done so for YEARS. There’s only one Butterfly who can do all of that: Darlene Solomon-Rogers aka Blacque Butterfly. Ms Darlene, how are you doing Lady? Blessed and highly favored Love. I am loving the life that I live and living the life that I love and if I find that I don’t or can’t love it, I change it into something I can at least respect. What do you prefer to be called? Darlene or Blacque Butterfly? Either is fine. Darlene means “Dearly beloved” and Blacque Butterfly Ms Darlene, how are you doing Lady? Blessed and highly favored Love. (continue reading”