Welcome to Sweetman Podcast. It’s 2021. But I started this year with conversations recorded at the very end of 2020. Now we’re into fresh conversations recorded in 2021. And this is episode 248 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T and Yeastie Boys
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Here I had a chat with Nadia Freeman – aka Miss Leading. She is a performance poet/spoken-word artist and songwriter. I met Nadia, very briefly, just recently. We were both on the bill at the same open-mic. I loved her work and was keen to have a chat with her – even better to find she had a Fringe Festival show to plug. So we talk about that show – Eat These Words – which is on for one performance only, next Thursday, March 11, as part of NZ Fringe. It’ll be at the Pyramid Club in Wellington at 7.30 – all details in that link.
Nadia grew up in Wellington and though she was always writing it was her time overseas that crystalised the new style of performance poetry. She gave it a go.
Returning to Wellington she was a regular performer at open mics and poetry groups – and then time in Edinburgh, soaking up the spirit and energy of their world-famous Fringe, developed her performance skills.
Now she is back living in Wellington and she has music and spoken word tracks you can check out here (you will hear some snippets in the podcast – as well as some readings from Nadia). She has also set up the Wellington Asian Musicians Network. And asks for anyone interested to get in touch via that link.
We had a great chat about all things poetry – and you can check that out now right here. I hope you like it.
This is episode 248 of Sweetman Podcast – my conversation with Nadia Freeman (aka Miss Leading).