PRINCESS ‘ABDIEL’ PRATT, Fire Dancer
Princess is a cultural renaissance griot, with Bahamian, Jamaican and Barbadian roots. She was gifted from birth, nurtured and developed in a rich multicultural, literary, and musically creative family. As a multifaceted, autodidact multi-potentialities, she dances to many rhythms as a multidimensional artist. She shares her sensual island gal magic, as the founder of Sensually Spiritually Culturally Me by giving animated life to stories. She is a Storyteller, Poet, Writer, Producer, Event Curator, Dancer, Percussionist and sole female drummer/performer in the cultural group Ubuntu. She is a magical island Princess with The Princess and The Books, her children’s storytelling, creative play and edutainment brand.
Through her writing, storytelling and poetry she has graced many diverse platforms as a speaker, poet, panellist, and performer for events such as The Regional Women’s March, Women’s Wednesdays, International Day of Silence, Blue Flamingo Literary Festival and Woman’s Tongue. At Comedytainment, she shared the stage with international Caribbean dub-poets Mutabaruka and Yasus Afari. In March of 2017, she launched Expressions, a weekly spoken word and open mic event, that ran for about a year, ending with a holiday market featuring artists and artisans.
With Christine Wilson in 2018, she created Saucy Expressions, a creative arts brand. They hosted two successful poetry and open mic events, called Barefoot Poetry, and dynamic night of Riddim n Tingum during ‘The Fruit and The Seed’ exhibition at NAGB, A Season at Fiona’s in 2019. There she presented as one of 30 of the best emerging contemporary artists at the NE9 National Exhibition.