Innarae Guy, An Artist Creating a Buzz
Creating buzz as the artist who makes you think, Innarae Guy started writing poems at the age of ten and songs, by fifteen. Her work exemplifies an appreciation of the human spirit, knowledge of purpose, and love of beauty. Through poetry and music Innarae encourages readers and listeners to return “home”, to transform, and discover that absolutely no circumstance can diminish the life and light that shines within each soul. Her latest project fuses poetry with a Neo-Soul sound in celebration of Sankofa, an African concept which defines the process of going back to our roots, searching out, and acquiring what would be helpful to move forward in life.
Working with a music producer from BlackCree Studios, InnaRae studied the voice of her late grandmother, Irene Johnson to create the album, Rena’s Moan, an intimate and deep-seated portrayal of what she believes sums up only a portion of her grandmother’s experiences. Each song tells a story that strikes a delicate balance between facing demons and transforming them into something that can be of great value to others who seek truth. Through her work with Red Wall Productions, Innarae has produced The Journey to Rena’s Moan, a documentary that compels women who struggle with sexual shame and generational wounds to start the healing journey and allow their authentic gifts to shine.
Innarae is well appreciated by an audience of young girls through her program, Rena’s Chance, a workshop designed to recognize, promote, and establish a link between inner healing, well being and creative expression among girls ages 12-18. Innarae challenges the negative thought patterns found in today’s mainstream musical/ written/spoken expression and inspires young ladies to identify and share their beauty and authentic voices with the world around them!