Press release: September 6, 2006
Miko Marks Returns to DC
- September 6, 2006 - Nashville, TN - Mirrome Records recording artist, Miko Marks returns to the DC area twice in September. Marks recently won the regional competition of the Colgate Country Showdown in her homestate of California.
Marks will perform 2 shows daily at the Black Family Reunion Celebration on the National Mall in Washington, DC., September 9 and 10. The celebration is a two-day cultural event that is recognized as the largest, most significant family event in the nation, attracting more than 500,000 people each year. In the late 1980's, the black family was under attack in the media. In response to significant negative projections of a "disappearing" and "disintegrating" black family, Dorothy I. Height, Chair of the National Council of Negro Women, developed an idea for a positive culturally based event that would celebrate African Americans' historic strengths and traditional values. The festival celebrates the enduring strengths and traditional values of the African American family. (www.ncnw.org/events/reunion.htm)
Miko then continues her tour as a featured entertainer with the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, appearing at The Showplace Arena for 2 shows on September 23rd. This year marks the 22nd year of the Pickett Rodeo.
Marks has been featured in Ebony Magazine, Today's Black Woman, Sister 2 Sister and numerous regional publications. She has appeared on local television programs in major cities across the US. Not only is her music inspiring, intimate and just plain fun, but she happens to be an African American woman tackling Country Music.
On the heels of her debut album, Freeway Bound, Miko has appeared at CMA MusicFest, opened for Warner Records artist, Ray Scott and has toured nationally in promotion of her album.
With the release of her 3rd single, "Mama", Marks has released her first music video, featuring R & B songstress, Erykah Badu, in the title role. The video is being promoted by Visual Image Marketing of Nashville, TN and may be viewed at several online video sources including cmt.com, vh1.com, bet.com, mtv.com and on Miko's site at www.mikomarks.com
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