The Dr. Vibe Show™
Ahdri Zhina Madiela is the founder & Artistic director of and is best known as a director and poet/performer on the independent scene since the late 70's. Over the years she has supported numerous artists, both emerging and established, and is the visionary and driving force behind the rock.paper.sistahz Festival. At , she will be directing Nicole Brook's musical Obeah Operah, a musical journey through the mystical path where hundreds of women accused of being witches and bringing 'Obeah' to good Christian communities have trod. Meet five of the seized, waiting and sharing what would be their last. ahdri will also be presenting her experimental blew excerpt: snow.white.muse as part of Flimsy Things! on May 25. Adhri was born in Kingston, Jamaica and spent her youth growing up in the mountains of St. Ann, Jamaica. She left to live in Canada with her mother when she was fifteen. Adhri went back to live in Jamaica in the 1980's to work as an emerging artist. She finished her degree in biology from York University and has been working in theatre for over thirty years. Adhri shares different things with us during the interview from remember hearing a poem when she was twelve years old started the pull by Claude McKay, "If We Must Die", to how much Miss Lou influenced her life, how started twenty years ago, how started, some highlights of this year's festival, the planning that it takes to put on the festival and two (funding and space) of the challenges that the artistic community continually face. runs from May 10, 2011 until May 20, 2011 at Artscape Wychwood Barns ( ). Please feel free to email us at If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook fan page at God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas