Musician Monique DeBose - "Perspective"

LA native Monique DeBose is an award-winning playwright and Jazz-R&B-pop singer/songwriter, who has toured and entertained audiences throughout Europe, India, and Asia. Her third album–The Sovereign One - debuted at #2 on the iTunes Jazz Charts.

Monique DeBose from The Sovereign One album.

Monique DeBose from The Sovereign One album.

Inspired by her experience of of what it means to be half African American, half Irish American, she has also created the funny, heartwarming and disruptive one-woman show Mulatto Math: Summing Up The Race Equation in America to initiate conversation and heal race relations in America.

I managed to catch up with Monique in between shows while on tour to talk about The Sovereign One and her arch as a musician. I hope you find her as engaging and entertaining as I did.

A big thanks to Monique for joining us this week. You can learn more about her by visiting And hats off to our talent producer, Kelli Richards, for making the connection.

I’ll be back next time with another artist and the thoughts behind their creations. Until then, this is Derrick Story, the Nimble Photographer, wishing you great success in all your endeavors.