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Bianca Mikahn rocks the highest energy stages and fortifies the deepest learning spaces. Drawing from years as a celebrated facilitator of therapeutic arts and mental wellness workshops, Mikahn knows what it takes to connect to any and all populations through the joys and tribulations of the human experience. With noted lyrical dexterity as a primary tool, this daughter of the Mile High demolishes perceived boundaries of the so called “femcee”. Both alone and as part of the ground-breaking tribute band “Lady Wu”, Mikahn has shared stages with the likes of MC Lyte, Jean Grae, Dead Prez, Mystic, Raekwon and Ghostface Killa, Bahamadia, and hometown heroes Flobots to name a few. Whether performing alone or with the various musician collectives in Denver, her stage presence and lyrical content that can mesmerize multigenerational audiences from any background, earning multiple nominations for “Best Female Emcee” in the Denver Westword. As the Lead facilitator of Check Your Head, a program offered through Mental Health America of Colorado which utilizes urban arts to encourage self-awareness and expression, Bianca has had plenty of experience recognizing and fulfilling the energetic desires of her audiences. Mikahn’s innovative approach to community outreach and articulation of internal experience has garnered her audiences at such prestigious venues as Regis College, University Of Wyoming, Denver University, Metropolitan State University, the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art as well as the legendary Fylkiengen in Stockholm Sweden among various others. As a presenter and facilitator with various homegrown non-profit groups, Bianca’s brought her unique yet relate-able style of community building to the student populations of Manual, West and Smokey Hill High Schools, Highline Academy as well as intensive groups at Excelsior Youth Center, the Family Crisis Center, and Mile High Youth Corps. Her solo projects “Left Fist Evolution”, “Nightdreams & Daymares” and “In Between Time” offer a sonic stage upon which one might absorb complexity of the spitter, dreamer, healer and ‘Artivist’ that is Bianca Mikahn.
Poet, hip-hop musician, healer of social woes, youth mentor, activist, goddess
“Music, fashion and art collide for The Craft, an interactive night featuring Bianca Mikahn”
“Surprisingly, spoken word is not often successfully combined with rap. On Nightdreams & Daymares, however, Bianca Mikahn does a flawless job of bridging the two...”