Volume 1: Petrichor

BIPOC Music + Spoken Word Series

This first volume of The Nasiona’s music series encapsulates all the glorious highs and the searing lows of navigating the world as an empathetic, curious individual. The works contained in this volume — from mournful piano compositions, dazzling spoken word, spellbinding vocal layered-songs, to beautiful instrumentals — express the intricacies of being an artist of color in a too-often indifferent world; and like the scent that lingers long after the downpour, these masterpieces ask you to sit awhile, to close your eyes, to pay attention.


TRACK: “Enlight


San Palo

TRACKS: “Rainy Day,” “Fall,” & “Try


Isabella Fong

TRACKS: “For Emma” & “The Rain


Samantha Pearl


Annah Sidigu

Tony Tennyson

TRACK: “Beat of the Tye


Beezy Montana

TRACK: “Hail Mary



Aïcha Martine Thiam
Julián Esteban Torres López

Music and oral narrators have always told stories that are as powerful, as moving as personal essays, and we at The Nasiona want to honor these tradition. For the second compilation audio volume of our BIPOC Music + Spoken Word Series, we seek submissions of tracks that align with our vision of centering, elevating, and amplifying Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, shedding light on neglected and intersectional identity experiences, while also celebrating our beauty, intelligence, creativity, and joy.

Whether you record your music or spoken word professionally, or whether you have gone the DIY way throughout; whether you are an emerging indie artist, or have never released a track or album; or whether you have simply felt overlooked by the mainstream musical landscape: we believe in your voice, your story, and your talent; and we want your work!

Tell us about growing up as a third culture kid, about living through trauma, about being misgendered, about slice-of-life instances of resolution. Tell us about your elations, your sorrows, your moments of quiet tenacity, your rallying cries of rage. Send us a track (or two, or three!) that tells a story, whether in words or through instrumentals. If it matters to you, it deserves a platform.

All genres and languages are welcome. If you identify as BIPOC, we want to showcase your work and profile you.

We can’t wait to experience to your work!

Note that we are here to center, elevate, and amplify your work. You keep all the rights to your work.

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  1. ANNAH SIDIGU: "The Lynchpin" - The Nasiona
  2. whenthecitysleeps: "For Emma" & "The Rain" - The Nasiona
  3. JINNAT: "Enlight" - The Nasiona
  4. STEPHANIE HENRY: "Snowflakes at Midnight" & "Nocturne in G Minor" - The Nasiona
  5. TONY TENNYSON: "Beat of the Tye" - The Nasiona
  6. EKI SHOLA: "Change the System" - The Nasiona
  7. SAN PALO: “Rainy Day,” “Fall,” & “Try“ - The Nasiona
  8. Episode 43 - Design Thinking & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - The Nasiona
  9. SAMANTHA PEARL: "Don't Let Me Go" - The Nasiona
  10. WHITNEY & THE SAYING GOES: “Somebody Must’ve Prayed for Me“ - The Nasiona
  11. MALLIKA VIE: “Bluebells Still Grow” & “Since My Baby Said Goodbye“ - The Nasiona
  12. BEEZY MONTANA: "Hail Mary" - The Nasiona
  13. CHROMIC: "Lightness" - The Nasiona
  14. CHROMIC: "Lightless" - The Nasiona
  15. Episode 44 - Design Thinking & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Part 2 - The Nasiona
  16. Episode 45 - Racism and Racial Trauma in English Language Teaching, Part 1 - The Nasiona
  17. Episode 48 - BIPOC Musical Artists Showcase - The Nasiona
  18. Episode 52 - Inside the Afro-Latino Actors Studio, Part 2 - The Nasiona
  19. Episode 53 - Deconstructing & Rebuilding Our Education System, Part 1 - The Nasiona
  20. Episode 54 - Deconstructing & Rebuilding Our Education System, Part 2 - The Nasiona
  21. Episode 56 - Third Culture Kids, Cultural Appropriation, & Identity - The Nasiona
  22. Episode 57 - Colorism - The Nasiona
  23. Episode 58 - Taboos: Traumas, Resistance, & Healing - The Nasiona
  24. The Nasiona's Black Is Beautiful Playlist - The Nasiona
  25. The Nasiona's Black Is Beautiful Playlist - Julián Esteban Torres López

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