Photos: Tobi Makinde; JR Alexander.

Amanda Shea

Curator of #HellaBlack Live MixTape Vol. 6: Sacred & Performing Artist at #HellaBlack Live MixTape Vol. 5: Soul

Amanda Shea (she/her) is the 2022 and 2023 Boston Music Awards Spoken Word Artist of the Year. Shea is an artist, performer, educator, artivist, co-founder, publicist, host, and curator. She has hosted and produced numerous intergenerational poetry/hip hop events as well as performed at festivals; including Boston Calling, BAMSFest (Boston Art & Music Soul Festival), and the Jos Literary Festival in Nigeria. Her work can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, The Boston Globe, TEDX, TEDXRoxbury, Netflix, Prime Video, BBC News, and much more. Shea will be releasing her first book, “Pieces of Shea” and her first EP titled, “God, Again” in the Fall of 2023. Amanda’s work examines her personal life experiences, social justice issues, and healing through trauma utilizing art as the tool.