Karen Smith

Karen Smith

Karen Smith

Drummer

Karen L. Smith – Percussionist, Playwright, Poet, Director, Educator hails from Brooklyn New and a Philly immigrant since the mid-nineties. Karen has played with numerous of musical artists, poets, storytellers, combos, theater productions and was the lead percussionist for Ms Debbie Allen Artist in Residence Program under the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Ms Smith has her own two groups as well, Sistahs Laying Down Hands and Weez the Peeples Collectives. Karen has also written a number of plays and currently the recipient of the Leeway Foundations Art and Change Grant for March of 2019 to continue to create her latest project, “Awoke” the musical on Mass Incarceration. “My purpose has been granted and I embraced it daily with honor.”