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BW Spotlight: Greenburgh Author Kamilah Glover Launches Open Mic Series In Downtown White Plains

Creating a platform for local artists to showcase their skills and express themselves

Kamilah Glover at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), in NYC, Feb 2017 [picture courtesy of Kamilah Glover]

Local Indie author, Kamilah Glover launched her very first series of Open Mic Nights in the busy downtown White Plains, NY scene. Her open mic series titled “Spring Sessions: Life Q&A’s,” was held at Hastings Tea and Coffee Lounge located 235 Main Street in White Plains.

The night was packed with a plethora of artists from the spoken word realm, local musicians, and even walk-in acts from the neighborhood. It was a very unique event because it was both Multi-cultural as well as intergenerational. There were artists who performed that were as young as 18 years old all the way well into their 60s.

“There is a lot of talent in Westchester when it comes to music and art, and I’ve been blessed to know a lot of them personally,” Kamilah shares with BW. “So I just wanted to give them a platform to be able to showcase their skills and express themselves because White Plains has very few outlet for the spoken word and live music culture.”

The feel of the event was described as “a Brooklyn vibe for the suburbs.” The Open Mic had such a buzz that midway through the event, it was standing room only. The vibe was amazing!

Kamilah is a mother of one, and a self-published author of her book of poetry titled, “Sober Days, Somber Nights,” in which she is currently touring statewide. She is also working on a short visual audiobook project with local producer and friend Conrad Henry, “Searching,” in which will be released in July 2017.

Kamilah is excited to be one of the first young female independent authors to bring the spoken word culture to the vibrant and developing “yuppie” city of White Plains scene, on a large scale. Her goal is to shed light on the hidden talent that resides in Westchester County’s art and culture scene while offering them a safe place to express.

These Open Mics will be held once a month at the same location from 6-8pm. The next will be held on Saturday, May 13th. If you are interested in performing, you may contact Kamilah at or direct message her on Instagram.

Black Westchester salutes Kamilah Glover. Look for her on an upcoming episode of PBP Radio.


About AJ Woodson (2373 Articles)
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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