Mocha Sistah
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Mocha Sistah

Band Spoken Word Adult Contemporary


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"Tears of a Woman - Book Review"

"From the deep valley of her pain, we hear the searing cries of a wounded little black girl mourning the conspicuous absence of her father - and they seem to take aim at brothers locked down everywhere, or strung out on crack, who comprise the exceedingly high statistics of the irresponsible African-American Men locked down and those who abandoned their babygirls, still struggling for identity and a place in a cold, dispassionate society. She unapolgetically speaks for all women, about the men who have done them wrong, kissed and dissed them, played them, betrayed them, with sweet serpent smiles and a magician's tricks. Yet her revealing testimony is not a venomous indictment of all brothers, all men. The unspeakable crimes against the feminine gender does not leave her an empty vessel unreceptive of male affection. Her experiences do not leave her bitter. The sweeping arc of her pen does not descent upon these pages coldly. But flows sweetly like golden honey over spilled blood. These poems are short videos, slice-of-life vignettes, and docudramas that serves as lessons for the forlorn in an urban landscape littered with shattered dreams and broken hearts. But she keeps on moving. Pam Osbey's bruised and battered heart still returns to the theme of love time and time again."
- Reginald S. Lewis

"Tears of a Woman - Book Review"

From the dedication on, Mocha Sistah/Pamela Osbey's Tears of a Woman: The Light Within does exactly what it encourages all of us to do: let the shine shine. Osbey's poetry has universal messages of love, desire, and heartbreak: "Feeling like a bruised loser/I cry tears, nothing, in my/heart can satisfy me more/than loving you completely." The raw emotion of anger and regret splash across the pages of this collection, and we have to read on even when the images make us uncomfortable because we recognize them: "Why, bring a child into existence/Knowing one day they might be/Bitter about the same thing/I have been." But Osbey also celebrates hope and the will to go on despite any struggle, not only for herself, but for all black men and women: "When it gets too crazy/and it's about a man/or a job that's done me wrong/I can create a happy song/and sing it to my sisters . . . ."We feel the pain, but we also have the strength to let it go: "Imagine Peace in the domestic cities/across this great land we call AMERICA!" Mocha Sistah's latest collection is one of her best, and I encourage readers to let its light shine upon them. - Diane Williams

"Tears of a Woman - Book Review"

Tears of a Woman is a collection of poetry that simply inspires and engages any woman who reads it. Author Mocha Sistah takes the reader on a journey through various female emotions only to leave the final message that you can endure whatever your test it.

Poems like Love’s Imperfection, Apologies, Tear Down and Profound give the reader an opportunity for personal reflection…to see how she can improve, uplift and encourage herself and other women that all that is intended for you can be yours.

Mocha Sistah has outdone herself. I look forward to reading more from this dynamic author.

4 out of 5 stars.
- Tanya R Bates

"Liquid Kisses - Book Review"

Liquid Kisses is as much a sensation, as it is literary art. The flow is effortless, and the journey it takes you will leave you breathless. Warm, sensual, delightfully maturely wicked. It's a must read for lovers, and those who want to be lovers, but can't let go. Mocha Sistah is an Artist to watch!
- Mercedes Nicole

"Listener Response - Lower Case"



Tracks currently in rotation at are "My Temple" and "Misinterpretations" from Mocha's Demo, "The Musings." Mocha's spoken word will soon be in rotation at

Additional tracks have been played on independent stations such as Live 365 or Artist


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Influenced by such vocalists like Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Chante Moore, Aretha Franklin, Lalah Hathaway, and others, Mocha Sistah's musicality was born of soulful tunes and original vocalizing that tells a story. What sets Mocha's work apart is that her voice can tell a story, paint a picture with much description, and grab a whole of her audience's attention, quickly. She's a neo-soulful bird twirling her vocalizations in an original way.

Mocha has been featured at Chicago venues such as The Clique, Some Like It Black, ETA Theatre, CAN-TV, South Shore Cultural Center, Columbia College, Roosevelt University, Bradley University (Peoria, IL), The Scentuary, C'est E'Bon, Borders, Boogi's, Jak's Tap, Center of Inner City Studies, Quimby's, and the Chicago Poetry Festival (2005-Present). In Saint Louis, she has performed spoken word at Legacy and Club Seven. Other cities Mocha has performed her work are Austin, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; and Madison, Wisconsin as well as Detroit, Michigan.

Her literary work has been featured at the Printers Row Book Fair (Chicago), Book Expo America (Los Angeles), Beyond Your Ordinary Book Store (Atlanta, Georgia), Harlem Book Fair (New York), and Juneteenth Festival (Oklahoma).