Two years ago, Ileana Cabra found herself adrift, floating in an emotional abyss. The COVID-19 pandemic had just begun to radically transform the planet, and a sense of perpetual uncertainty weighed heavy on her. Those first months of quarantine warped time and space, twisting the days into a ceaseless, indistinguishable drag. iLe turned to music,
Written & Edited by: Shirley Reynozo @moyamusic_ Mariah Buckles didn’t always dream of being your favorite R&B artist. She initially set her sights on pursuing pediatric anesthesiologist at St. John’s University before she was encouraged to change paths to follow her inherent talent for performing. In 2018 she did just that and emerged as Mariah
At first I tried to fit into something, but then I remembered that I moved to Turin, and thatâ€™s when I started to see all the black girls. And they were living. They had a different style and they were not shy about it, they didnâ€™t care. I went back to the Dominican Republic with a different mindset. I wanted to embrace my culture and come back to Italy and be bi-cultural. There is nothing wrong with it. The community keeps growing because times are different, but thereâ€™s still that type of racism thatâ€™s subtle.
Some of the greatest platforms available to us all today are platforms that seek to elevate the voices of artists of across genres. We Plug Good Music is one of those platforms which seeks to democratize music and honor the nuances of artistic expression, namely that of the Black diaspora. We had the pleasure of