Video feature: Slam poet Oxley performs nostalgic 'Soul Music'

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014
by Amaris Hardy, Office of Communications

We all know the feeling of remembering a time, place or emotion when that certain song comes on. In the video below, Princeton University junior Aisha Oxley takes us on a trip down memory lane to a moment that she fondly remembers in her rendition of her poem "Soul Music." The poem expresses the nostalgia of a moment found at a barbecue with family and friends. 

Oxley, who is majoring in history, has been writing from a very young age. As a child, she created picture books, and as she entered high school, she began to write and perform poetry. On campus, she is known not only as a seasoned slam poet but also a dancer and documentary filmmaker. Oxley is also the co-editor-in-chief of The Stripes, an online voice created by Princeton students to discuss race, culture and minority identity.

Click here to watch the video of Aisha Oxley perform her poem "Soul Music,.