Diedra (Deepa Soul) Meredith is a native daughter of New Orleans born, raised and returned from Brooklyn, New York. She was raised in Algiers on the Westbank of New Orleans and she is a PROUD Alumna of All Saints School on Tech Street, St. Mary’s Academy and Louisiana State University. In 1999, she hit the New York Underground scene with her 1st Billboard Chart Topping single “Nowhere Love” breaking out at # 3 with superstar DJ/Producer Junior Vasquez. She went on to release 2 more Top 5 Billboard Chart Topping Singles “As I Am” again with Junior Vasquez garnering #1 Breakout single, the Hot Shot Debut and Hot Pick all in consecutive weeks, and her single “FEVA” with Brasilian DJ/Producer Ranny breaking out at the #3 spot and peaking at #5 on the EDM/Dance Charts with 16 world-wide remixes!!
She is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, musician, a former principal dancer in Titos Sompa’s Mbongi Dance Theater African Ballet Troupe and a former award winning choreographer.
Dee is a former Contract Captain for the largest service employee union in the country 1199 SEIU! Poet, educator and curator Red Summer pegged Dee as a Multimedia Activist because she uses her voice, her music, film and writing as mediums of social justice and freedom of expression. She is a content creator, director and producer and co-founder of The Color Network Nola. Her current productions under her company Sunstar Gate Productions is The New Orleans Four Legacy Project which includes a 3 Part Docu Series created to commemorate and honor the four 6-year-old civil rights pioneers who desegregated New Orleans public elementary schools and the elders of the New Orleans Resistance Movement hosted by celebrated poet and educator Sunni Patterson. She is also responsible for co-creating the upcoming Treme for Treme – Black Music Symphonic Masterpieces Series that will feature her with her 18 piece band The Love Soul Orchestra in partnership with The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.