Emmy Award-nominated Liza Garza is a rare soul. An HBO Def poet and vocalist, Liza possesses the uncommon ability to keep listeners captivated while provoking social change and action in the community. “You Never Knew Until I Spoke”, her first book of poetry, was published in 2005 followed by the release of her debut album ‘BloomBeautiful’ in October 2006.

Gracefully infused with the spirit of hip-hop and a tapestry of poems and ballads reminiscent of Mexican folk tunes, ‘BloomBeautiful’ brilliantly displays Liza’s diversity through song and spoken word. Liza has shared the stage with several respected musicians and luminaries including Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Amir Sulaiman, and Jill Scott and was a featured poet on HBO’s ‘Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry’.

Possessing a degree in Performance Activism from the University of Michigan, Liza spends the balance of her time speaking on topics related to women, hip-hop and culture at colleges, universities and conferences.

She is passionate about building new community and a space to document the voice of the unrepresented.



4 responses to this post.

  1. I love you sis, glad to be able to keep up with you here,


  2. Posted by GOODYMAN on June 15, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I’m afraid to say…what I feel and think when I hear you speak and watch you move.. my sister.

    I call my Father Yahweh and you call him Allah, but I love you as one and all.

    Continue steadfast on your journey..


  3. Posted by Adama on July 13, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Got my CD in the mail.Finally got round to listening to it ,and I have to say it’s every bit as good as I hoped it would be.

    Gracias Liza.


  4. Posted by Jordana on July 19, 2009 at 5:49 am

    hello liza.
    i saw you sing in the vancouver festival this weekend. It was so beautiful. Listening to you and to ashley, I cried. I have been wanting to cry for a while now, but my tears and emotions were clogged, stiffled. Listening to your words and the heavy love that came with them. Man, I just cried and cried, surronded by the most peaceful people in the trees in a park in vancouver.
    So again thank you so much.
    I wanted to ask you today, but after the set, you guys seemed busy with your sweet babies, where can I your cd… do you have one?

    Thanks alot. Peace and love.


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