Musician. Educator. Performer.
Kiki is a musician, singer, performer, and arts educator. Her work meets at the intersection of social justice and music. She is a professionally trained vocalist, pianist, and guitar player and has a background in musical theater performance. Kiki uses her music and arts training to support youth experiencing homelessness to develop their unique voices and to elevate their songs and stories. She is also involved in musical projects for community-building and for individuals who are ill or grieving.
Kiki's work has included:
the creation of an arts partnership between Larkin Street Youth Services and BroadwaySF
piano accompaniment in Jaffa's Arab-Jewish girls choir
bedside music at Children's Hospital Oakland
songwriting sessions at the Center for Neuro Skills
musical leadership in Shabbat and High Holiday services
musical workshops at grief retreats
Kiki creates original shows. She is known in the Bay Area for writing, directing, producing, and performing in "Irreverently Yours, The Shushan Queens," an annual, politically satirical, feminist, musical comedy all in rhyme. She and her cast have performed to sold out Bay Area audiences each year for the past 3 years. While on a fellowship in Israel/Palestine, she created and performed an original one-woman show called, "The Land is Shaking," exploring the relationship between land and identity.
Kiki is also a creative director and musical content creator. She works with individuals, organizations, and companies to create videos (like this one, for example) and original or parody songs for events, marketing, or just for fun.