Originally from England, Tshaka moved to the United States at the ripe old age of 10. Raised on his father’s teachings of solidarity and brought up on the teachings of greats from Garvey ‘Pan-Africanism’ to William Churchill, he adopted his father’s intense love of language. As a performer, Tshaka is recognized as an accomplished artist and performer and was voted one of the 25 people to know in San Francisco. Performance accolades include not only being a member of the 2004 Nuyorican Poetry National Poetry Slam Team and the 2006 Hollywood National Champion Slam Poetry team, but he also earned the Grand Champion title at the 2005 San Francisco and 2007 Hollywood Championships. Similarly, his writing reads as well of the page as it does in his live performances. Tshaka has toured internationally, and has been featured at theatres from the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York to the poetry Café in London England; as well as numerous colleges, city fairs and creative venues throughout the United States. He also conducts lectures, teenage and adult workshops in creative writings, spiritual verse and a number of other related topics.
Tshaka’s debut CD 'ONE' was released in 2006, and sophomore release ‘Bloodlines’ in 2009. He has published a collection of poems entitled “TarMan” and has released a collection of short stories, prose and poetry in 2007 entitled ‘Muted Whispers’ that are currently available in stores and libraries.
Tshaka now resides in London, England and continues to ask the world to Listen Different
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