sydnee stewart & the TRUTH
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sydnee stewart & the TRUTH

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The best kept secret in music


"Bruce George"

“Sydnee’s work is on purpose and on point. She has a penetrating cadence. You must listen.”

- Executive Producer/Def Poetry Jam

"Darralynn Hutson"

“Sydnee Stewart is the kind spirit that Langston Hughes would have been proud of and inspired by. Her poem, “Letter to Langston”, became the one piece that the entire production crew of Hughes’ Dream Harlem felt embodied the mission and direction of his commemorative documentary. Her straight forward delivery, in the film, captivated the essence of why this generation of spoken word artists must continue the legacy of brilliance set forth by writers and poets like the great Langston Hughes.” - Freelance Writer/Producer of Hughes' Dream Harlem


Sydnee Stewart's voice is needed. Wake up in her thought provoking truths and relax in her melodious jazz like state of mind.”

- Def Poet


"a rock and a hard place" is the debut album.
singles are being spun by dj's in NYC and Europe and have been streamed on Sirius Satellite Radio.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Sydnee Stewart

Sydnee Stewart is a performance poet, actor and writer. She has won various poetry slams and competitions, was featured in the Langston Hughes documentary called Hughes’ Dream Harlem, which aired on the cable networks BLACKSTARZ, was a featured poet on BET’s Lyric Café and starred in a feature film called “Everyday People” which premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film festival, the prestigious New Director’s Film Festival at Lincoln Center, aired on HBO this past summer and fall. and will re-air January 2005.

Stewart was featured on NY 1 and is currently performing throughout the New York scene and other cities with her band. She has performed her poetry on New York’s WBLS and WBAI, on Miami’s Hot 105.1, on Virginia’s 103 Jams, at Medger Evans College, Wiley College, BMCC, NYU, Adelphi University, Pace University, Columbia University, Lehigh University, Rush Arts/The Corridor Gallery, at Atlanta’s Black Expo and The National Black Arts Festival where she performed a tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou and Cicely Tyson. After her performance, Dr. Angelou was in tears and speechless. Sydnee has performed on stage with Amir from The Roots and has opened for Bilal and Amel Larreuix. She is currently performing with her band and helped to launch the new DEF Poetry Plugged In brand alongside Vernon Reid, Ursula Rucker, Karen Gibson-Roc and Sonia Sanchez.

Stewart is the Founder and Executive Director of a non-profit organization called Better Youth, Inc. (, which uses poetry and the arts to inspire young people with self-esteem and self-confidence. Better Youth has partnered with the NYC Housing Authority to offer film and music after-school workshops to teens and children and produces music performances for the children of The Ronald McDonald House of NYC.

At present, Stewart is completing her second book of prose and poetry and an accompanying musical poetry album; has been featured in The New York Times, Variety, Jane and People Magazines, She has published works in the following publications: African Voices, Rolling Out, QBR Magazine, The Lasting Joy (1998), America at the Millennium (2000), Signifyin’ Harlem (2002/2003), and Under a Quicksilver Moon.