February 2015 - The Book of Negroes Airing Now! What an an amazing project to be a part of! It is an adaptation of the award-winning novel by Canadian writer Lawrence Hill. The cast also includes Aunjanue Ellis, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jane Alexander and Lou Gossett Jr. The project was directed by Clement Virgo.
February 2015 - I'll be in Residence at the University of Michigan! My residency will include guest lectures, performing WE ARE HERE and engaging with communities in both Ann Arbor and Detroit.
October 10th, 2014 - WE ARE HERE was performed in NYC at The National Black Theatre!!! CHECK OUT PHOTOS HERE
June - October 2014 back at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Co-producing their bi-annual event CultureFest
June 28th - June 7th, 2014 My reconnect tour:) a magical moment of re connecting with friends, family, colleagues and places from my time living in Los Angeles. Question explored: How does time away from a place reshape you and your relationship to all that you left behind?
May 17th -24th , 2014 I'v finished the workshop/ residency at the University of Michigan. The residency consisted of a devising process with animators, projectionist and actors of The Hunting of the Snark (Lewis Carroll). This is one of the most exciting and innovative projects I've been a part of in a long time. The residency culminated in a workshop production that was streamed "live". The project was conceived and directed by Anita Gonzalez.
April 28th, 2014 BACK IN STUDIO!
Finally after almost three years I'mm back in Studio with one of my favorite producers, DJ Mbuso. Over the years we've created dance floor classics like Mbuso's Revenge and Medicine Man. On my last album (We Dance We Pray) we embarked on a song concept with , My Hearts Truth Vol.1. The concept gives me the opportunity to feature some amazing poets writing their truths. So keep your ear out for My Hearts Truth Vol. 2: featuring Kojo Baffoe and Linda Gabriel!
May 2014 Ill be in Massachusettes conducting workshops and performing WE ARE HERE as part of a benefit for Umoja Now. Umoja Now works to build sustainable peace by uniting men and women to work together to promote gender equality, and to end sexual and gender-based violence. Umoja is a Swahili word meaning “Unity.” Africans stress community and family above the individual, and believe that “I am we.”
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