Debra Ifill is a 27-year-old singer/songwriter/poet from the Bronx. Her parents moved to New York from Trinidad in 1972 and she's the first in her family born in the U.S.
Debra comes from a long line of musicians, taught herself to play the piano at three, began attending the Bronx Dance Theatre at 4 and started singing with her parents' band at 5. Her first poem, "The Proposal", was published by the National Library of Poetry in 1996, before attending SUNY Purchase, where she majored in literature. Since 1998 Debra has been touring from Amsterdam to Nigeria with legendary calypsonian, The Mighty Sparrow, and has performed with many other iconic artists from the West Indies. She is currently pursuing a career as a poet as well as a solo career in Soul/Hip-Hop influenced by Caribbean music.
More information about Debra can be found on her myspace page.
Untitled Poem 06.12.2011
Moments Tell 10.08.2007
Start Me 07.18.2007
an Untitled Poem 05.07.2007
Morning Tide 01.29.2007
The Return of the Poet 09.08.2006
Untitled Muse 05.30.2005
The Summer is Nearly Here 04.21.2005
Platform Moving 04.06.2005
Severe Happiness and others 04.04.2005
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