POETIC

adjective  po·et·ic  \ pō-ˈe-tik \ 

Of, relating to, or characteristic of  poets or poetry.
 

 

DIASPORA

noun  di·as·po·ra  \ dī-ˈas-p(ə-)rə , dē- \

The migration, or scattering of a people away from an established or ancestral homeland.

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Greek, from diaspeirein ‘disperse,’ from dia ‘across’ + speirein ‘scatter.’ The term originated in the Septuagint (Deuteronomy 28:25) in the phrase esē diaspora en pasais basileias tēs gēs ‘thou shalt be a dispersion in all kingdoms of the earth.’

 
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Joe Davis

Poet | Founder | Artistic Director

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Imani Waters

Vocalist

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Traiveon Dunlap

Vocalist | Percussion

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Lewis Hill II

Multi-instrumentalist | Lead Keys

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Nii Adjetey Mensah

Multi-instrumentalist | Lead Bass | Beatbox

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Justin Halverson

Multi-instrumentalist | Lead Guitar


Journeying through the sonically diverse realms of old school and new school hip hop, R&B, funk, and soul, Joe Davis & The Poetic Diaspora seamlessly blend melodic harmonies, smooth instrumentation, and raw, poetic energy to tell stories of struggle, resilience, and celebration. Formed in the heart of the Twin Cities, Minnesota, the collective is dedicated to crafting vibrant soundscapes around honest narratives that reflect their community's sacred humanity. Each song is an ancestral echo, a battle cry calling for freedom, an unending dance for justice and joy, welcoming all of the diaspora home.