Messenger Productions is a healing arts organization specializing in motivational presentations, performance coaching and event planning. Founded by Akua Taylor upon graduating from Fisk University, Messenger Productions began with Akua recording positive music in friend's college dorm rooms. She independently released music online and sold CD's when she performed. Akua then moved to New York City to pursue the arts. Taylor created the motivational show "Reach Higher" for Elizabeth, NJ schools and performed during Black History Month. She then recorded and released song "Approve" which evolved into a workshop for abused women and children in domestic violence shelters. Akua was the producer, director, playwright and narrator of play "Song Lake," which debuted at the Atlanta Black Theater Festival October 2018. 2019 celebrated the production of the music video for house track "Free." Messenger Productions creates motivational presentations, live music, original plays, and performance coaching experiences for all ages.
New single "RISE" out now on all streaming platforms! Produced by Bilal Samadhi.
Song Lake is a theatrical music healing experience. Part stage play and part live music, Song Lake is the story of three angels who gather all the problems of the world and pour them into distant lake to heal the community. Akua narrates the story between original songs that encourage the audience to participate, sing along and heal themselves with the words. Song Lake is an artistic response to recent protest movements, current events and human suffering.
Approve is a workshop for abused women designed to help participants heal from past trauma and move forward renewed. Akua demonstrates how to use word sound power combined with movement and vocal energy as a source of strength. The Approve Workshop is especially for small gatherings, shelters, safe houses and support groups but is also great for conferences, retreats or spiritual gathering.
Reach Higher is an interactive, multimedia presentation for youth that encourages students to strive for their goals and believe in self. To Reach Higher, students are reminded to 1. know their ancestry, 2. work hard, 3. let no obstacle stop them and 4. love who they are. Akua sings original songs and uses powerful demonstrations to engage students of all ages.
ASSATA: One Woman:
A one woman play about Assata Shakur’s story from her own words.
Akua tells Assata’s story through 10 different characters, dance, music and poetry. Originally performed at Fisk University as her senior dissertation, Akua wrote ASSATA: one woman to raise awareness around the inhumane treatment of political prisoners.
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