The HUEman 

Miki Vale is a complex artist with a simple vision: to move minds, bodies, and souls. The San Diego-based MC, playwright, artivist consistently delivers art with purpose, making her an in-demand entertainer and educator both at home and abroad. Miki creates to share the LEVELS of existence (Love, Emotion, Vibration, Energy, Light, and Spirit) that connect all people to the colorful HUEman experience. 

The Musician 

Whether performing solo or collaborating with other artists, Miki Vale commands attention with her smooth voice, quiet confidence, and powerful lyrics. She has performed at landmark venues and festivals in the US and internationally, from Hollywood and D.C. to Mumbai and Cairo. Miki has shared bills with notable artists like Marsha Ambrosius, Bahamadia, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, DJ Quik and Slick Rick. She has earned a San Diego Hip Hop Honors Award, a Female Perspective Award, several San Diego Music Award nominations, including a nomination for Best Hip Hop album for her acclaimed solo EP, The Good, The Bad and The Lovely, She is a 2017 Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Honoree and was selected by Billboard Magazine as a finalist in DiscMaker's Independent Music World Series

The Playwright 

After working with San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre as DJ and sound designer for the 2016 and 2018 Globe for All Tour, Miki flipped the script and tried her hand at writing plays. In early 2019, her short play The Ex Games was showcased as a part of the theatre’s New Voices Festival. This led to a commission from the Old Globe for a full length play. 

The Artivist & Educator 

Miki Vale is as dedicated to cause as she is to her craft. Using art as education, she explores the impact of hip-hop culture on race, class, and gender. Her experiences ranges from teaching in classroom settings, performing at social justice events such as 2018 and 2019’s March for Black Womxn, and working as a cultural diplomat for Next Level Egypt (funded by the U.S. State Department). She is available to facilitate workshops and presentations, as well as participate on panels geared toward learners of all ages and demographics. Please contact for more information and rates.