adjective po·et·ic \ pō-ˈe-tik \
Of, relating to, or characteristic of poets or poetry.
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.
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.’
Poet | Founder | Artistic Director
Vocalist | Percussion
Lewis Hill II
Multi-instrumentalist | Lead Keys
Nii Adjetey Mensah
Multi-instrumentalist | Lead Bass | Beatbox
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.