In the world of pop music it is rare to find the whole package: scintillating singer-songwriter, passionate performer, and beats that make you wanna move! Kartinya Nicole embodies the pop icon to the fullest. Her album “Who is Kartinya Nicole?” plays daily on my iPhone. With my favorite songs such as “White Boys”, “Kill Em Dead”, and “Music” on repeat non-stop.
I was lucky enough to meet this amazing artist in a business course we had both enrolled in at the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC). As creative individuals who tend to live in the conceptual, we both needed a dose of entrepreneurial savvy to get our business plan down on paper. The amazing team at WBDC in Philadelphia helped make our dreams a reality. From that point on, Kartinya has become one of my good friends and a constant motivational force for my goals. Being her friend has given me the opportunity to see the “behind the scenes” world of the music industry (very mind-opening for a sociologist such as myself). I’ve also been privy to impromptu “unplugged vocals” straight from Kartinya herself…in my own backyard! She sings from her soul, which matches the beauty of her voice. It’s nice to meet a musical performer who is so down to earth, forthright, and carries themselves with integrity.
But enough about my brush with fame. If you want the chance to see this dynamic pop star perform, check her out in concert on Thursday, September 1st, 7 pm, at Whispers Lounge (1712 Walnut St.). She will be performing at the “Celebrities for Charity” event (part of “17 Days of Fashion”) which includes music, fashion, and a chance to raise money for children’s school supplies. This exciting night is presented by Nbeauty Inc. Click here to order your tickets before they sell out. Want to be a VIP for the evening and show some extra support? Then purchase one of the VIP tickets (already got mine yay)!
Love the artistic touches in this photo! Go Kartinya Nicole, you rock…or should I say pop?