An accomplished stage performer, songwriter, poet and hip- hop / reggae / rap recording artist, Cherri Poet excels at performing regardless of the medium. To date, she has released three musical compositions and several music videos as well as a host of new singles. Cherri also is credited with composing the lyrics to the hit song “Sweet Summer Angel,” which hit both the international radio waves and dancehalls by storm. Cherri’s exceptional musical talent has resulted in her appearing on several TV shows in Philadelphia such as Franchise Live and Enter the Zone, and that is just to name a couple. She has sang alongside such artists as: Anthony Malvo, Baby Sham, Mikey Slow, Old school Rapper MC Lyte, Gospel artist Yolanda Adams, Shady Records affiliate Speed Child, Macka Diamond, Spragga Benz, King Yellowman, Lady G, Tilly Beng, Steven Souza, Twins of Twins and many more. Since releasing her albums “Speak my calling” and “Eva Success,” Cherri Poet has focused on many things, including radio and TV hosting. And has released many singles along the way including “Tek mi lass $20,” a reggae herb tune on the “Just high grade riddim, “And Still,” – a tribute to the Haiti earthquake disaster survivors – which features reggae singjay Hi Kee; Christmas hip hop / pop single “Ring the bells,” for the 2016 Christmas holidays leading into 2017; and the self produced hip-hop tune and video “New year New Attitude.” This year, Cherri Poet prepares to release her brand new reggae-roots and culture single “Misidentification.” Due for release on Cdbaby, I-tunes, Amazon, Tidal and more on MLK day, January 15, 2018
Cherri has taken her art far beyond the recording studio. She performed at the Portland Curry Fest, Caribbean Heritage Festival and Culture, Now Caribbean Festival in Philadelphia. She also was a headline performer at Almaz located in Washington D.C., as well as several performances in Maryland alongside Reggae singer Prestige, Legendary Strykers Posse and others. She was also seen opening for Elephant Man in New Jersey.
Cherri Poet later appeared in New York as a guest on the infamous H20 and Bella CoCoa House Party TV show, as well as several others. Across the sea, in her born land Jamaica, Cherri Poet appeared on the CVM at Sunrise Morning show and later chatted with Mutabaruka on Irie FM. In New York, Cherri Poet ads to her credit multiple interviews on Tribe Star Radio (Bronx, NY), Linkage Radio 101.5 FM, The Gassy-Fire House Morning show, Real Deal Radio 94.1 FM as well as on Royal Radio 106.3 FM and finally with Lindon Brown on 93.5FM. She made an appearance, performing at a Car Wash grand opening, which was broadcast live on Linkage Radio.
Cherri Poet – The Actor
As an actress, Cherri can be seen on the big screen in such work as “Tears of My Joy,” playing the part of a homeless woman. Her talents can also be seen on the stage. Cherri played the role of Sandra Doner in the short play “The Shoe” which appeared as part of the Colonial Playhouse’s presentation of it’s 9th annual “Colonial Quickies.” She also took on the role of Matilda in “Night Watch.” This role was met with rave reviews. As a result of this performance, Cherri was met nightly by crowds of fans who praised her work. After that, Cherri went on to direct and act in the play “Kissing Cousins.” She also played a highly talked about and highly praised role of wife and mother in the multi-award winning movie “Somewhere In Baltimore.”
Cherri Poet – On the Air
In 2011, she made her mark as Radio D.J., hosting her own show “Cherri Poets Hip-Reggae-Hops Event” on Linkage Radio in New York. The show promoted the hottest up and coming artists rarely heard on radio. She was determined to support indie artists due to her own struggles of obtaining radio play on most radio stations. During her time on the show she interviewed many artists, including a two hour chat with Hip Hop/Funk originator and legendary Producer Afrika Bambaataa. Cherri also interviewed Hip Hop legend D.J. Kool Herc and many other artists, big and small. Another major milestone was her interview with then first lady of Jamaica, Juliet Holness. She performed a fierce reality poem, “Hard Times,” which was well received by the former first lady.
Cherri Poet – TV Host
After a year and a half, Cherri left radio to take up a host position on television where she remains today, three years later. Cherri currently hosts the Music Vibration TV show! “Music Vibration” is produced by Joy Smith-Artist, playwright and producer. It airs on Cabelvision, Bronx, channel 68 on Tuesdays between 2-4PM and Sundays between 4-5PM and online at www.bronxnet.org.
Cherri Poet – The Humanitarian
The multi talented artist Cherri Poet is also a dedicated humanitarian. The loss of her brother to HIV/AIDS resulted in her embarking on a mission of to do what she could. Her mission of raising public awareness to HIV was supported by the Philly AIDS Walk. Further more, Cherri joined Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes and wife Sheryl lee Ralph on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. to continue the awareness of HIV as well as to encourage government investment in AIDS research and healthcare for low income individuals suffering from the disease.
In 2008 Cherri traveled to Jamaica as the featured artist with the organization Read Across Jamaica. On this tour, she visited over 15 schools around the Island both performing and donating school books and supplies to students; while promoting the importance of literacy.
Despite an incredibly hectic schedule, Cherri Poet still makes time to perform for residents of a Westchester, NY Nursing home during the holiday season.