Maya Asiyah Roze

Maya Asiyah Rose


Born of revolutionaries, Maya Roze has done profound work as an arts activist and vocalist. She had a vast exposure to music and arts during her childhood years which propelled her passion in poetry, music and spoken word. Maya aspires to share the love,wisdom, pain, challenges and victory through her chosen creative path. She brings song and prose into the soundtrack of all lovers with silent voices.

Palesa Makara affectionately known as Maya Asiyah Roze is an arts activist, commentator and practitioner specialising in spoken word and live music performance. She was born in Gaborone, Botswana to a MoSotho mother and a South African father who was in exile. She moved to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe in December 2014. She is renowned for the spoken word movement in Botswana; hosting Poetry and Soul sessions in Gaborone for four years. Maya has collaborated with Owen Maseko of Zimbabwe, US artists, Shola Joy, Jerry Thomson and Josiah Woodson. She has also performed with Perfect Pitch, Basarwa and Bingi Vibes Band at the Fete dela Musique concerts from 2011-2015 and has engaged in cross-cultural exchanges hosted by Alliance Francaise. The program included neo-urban deejay, visual artist and producer La Belle and collaborated with global lounge house music producers Groove Cartell in Botswana, Federico Luyo in Italy, Vincent Kwok in South Korea and Bodhi Satvha in the US.

She held various positions in the media and entertainment industries since 2002. She hosted a Poetry insert and was a co-host of the coca cola Top 20 with Rox Sikwane at yarona FM. She Co founded and was the event coordinator at the Coffee House Club Azania at Monash University South Africa. In 2010 she was the member and performer at Soul2Mouth and Administrator at Bingi Vibes Productions Studio. She moved on in the poetry circuit to host sessions at Café Khwest Poetry & Soul Sessions and later co-hosted the global literature project called 100 Poets For Change. She lended her voice as a co-host at an online radio show called Chatabox at Radio Dialogue; and as radio host at Duma FM for training programme under Sidney Baitsile.

Her love for the written word had her joining Global Post Newspaper as a Columnist/Developmental Journalist and as an arts Blogger at Mmegi Newspaper. Her own personal writings can be found at her blog Maya Roze Dialogues. She is currently an event coordinator/host of Soul Food Comedy project at Georges Pub and was a member of Lucky Charm International/performer at One Love Sessions

Performance History
2003 -2010 | Performer poet at Soul2Mouth, Likwid Tongue
2010 -2011 |Bingi Vibes Double CD Launch, Peter Tosh commemoration, Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley and Azanian Reggae Groove
2012 |Mascom Booster Bash -Banjo Mosele, Mascom Live Sessions, Thomas Mapfumo
2011 – 2014 |Fete Dela Musique, Botswanacraft; Poetry & Soul Sessions, Maun International Arts Festival, Indaba Book Café
2015 |Marshie Café, Intwasa Festival Slam & Acoustic Nights Zimbabwe showcase, Maun International Arts Festival
2016 |Final Cut Sundays Movement Sessions

Band History
Banjo Mosele
Ras Judah Seomeng
Bingi Vibes Band
Perfect Pitch
Basarwa 1st
The Metrophones
Owen Maseko & The Black Blacks
Ras Diva & Amanda Kebuitsile

All Kasi compilation vol 1
Kastallion intro
Lapologa Maya Roze presents Bingi Vibes
Jay Dot Mixtape
Orakle debut album
Dramaboi, Khwezi & Samba collaboration single
Miles Iceman Williams
Lyrical Expressions Vol 1
Groove Cartell
EMV, Corporate Music
10th District Music
Dramaboi, Khwezi & Samba collaboration single

We nuh go nowhere – Bingi Vibes Band
Waiting in Vain (dub mix) – 10thDistrict Music
Boom – Intwasa slam


Maya Roze Dialogues, Global Post & Mmegi Newspaper
Maya Roze Dialogues
Flowa In Your Pocket -Maseko Publishing House

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