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

Oct. 9, 2014 noon
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Princeton University junior Aisha Oxley, a history major, is a seasoned slam poet. In this video, she performs her poem "Soul Music." 

Video still from 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.

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