Writer, vocalist, and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of three chapbooks which include Ichi-Ban and Ni-Ban (MOH Press), Manuel is destroying my bathroom (Belladonna Press), and the album, Televisíon. Her work has been published in Rattapallax, Black Renaissance Noir, Nocturnes, Journal of Pan African Studies, Spoken Word Revolution Redux, Ploughshares, The Black Scholar, P.M.S, Jubilat, Everything But the Burden, Tea Party Magazine, Muck Works, and arduna.com, Fence (forthcoming).
Her interdisciplinary work has been featured at The Kitchen, Recess Activities Inc, The Whitney and MoMa to name a few. As a vocalist, she has worked with the likes of Vernon Reid, Akilah Oliver, Mike Ladd, Butch Morris, Gabri Christa, Shelley Hirsch, Burnt Sugar, Edwin Torres, Elliot Sharp, Mendi + Keith Obadike, Bernard Lang, Vijay Iyer, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Towa Tei, and Guillermo E. Brown. She has received scholarships, residencies, and fellowships from Cave Canem, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Naropa Institute, Caldera Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts (2003/2009), the Eben Demarest Trust, Harlem Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Barbara Deming Memorial Grant for Women and the Jerome Foundation.
As an independent curator, director and producer, LaTasha has produced several literary/musical events of them include a Mam Africa: A Tribute to Miriam Makeba at BAM Café, Four Women: A Tribute to Odetta, Abbey Lincoln, Eartha Kitt, and Miriam Makeba at Lincoln Center Out of Doors and The Schomburg Center for Black Culture, The Hurricane Clarisse Salon Series and The Hurricane Clarisse Radio Hour on WBAI. She is the co-founder and co-editor of Coon Bidness/SO4. Her first collection of poetry, TwERK, is forthcoming on Belladonna* Books.
She is a Harlem Elohi Native.