Producing Resume

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[TO BE UPDATED. The resume only includes information up to 2003.]

Producing

Singers of Daybreak Spoken Word Conference | MN Spoken Word Association | Minneapolis | August 2001 & 2002 (Co-produced with Shá Cage & Leah Nelson; the first-ever spoken word conference)

• Featuring Carl Hancock Rux, The Last Poets, Marc Smith, i was born with two tongues, Slug (of Atmosphere), Xenogia, Edupoetic Enterbrainment, David Yanofsky, Talaam Acey, J. Otis Powell!, Alex Pate, David Mura, Divinewords, Truthmaze, Sister Mimi, and many others.

Words Will Heal the Wound National Poetry Month Spoken Word Radio Series | KFAI Fresh Air Radio | April 2000-present (Co-produce with Shá Cage for trú rúts endeavors; reflecting poetic traditions of diverse communities in the Twin Cities)

• Featuring J. Otis Powell!, Zell Miller III (of Austin, TX), Truthmaze, Divinewords, Shá Cage, Sarah Fox, Laurie Carlos, David Mura, Louis Alemayehu, Carei Thomas, Tom Scott, Malo Adams, Arkology, Marcie Rendon, Desdamona, The Poet Tree, Slug (of Atmosphere), Jeremy Ylvisaker, and many others.

Richard Gober Art Opening | Walker Art Center | February 1999 (Produced the music entertainment for the evening.)

• Featuring Kitundu, Carei Thomas, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Genesis, Mankwe Ndosi, and others.

Nu Ark Experiment Spoken Word Performance Series | Various venues Minneapolis • St. Paul (May 1998-April 1999)

• Featuring members of Arkology, Walter Kitundu, Douglas Ewart, J. Otis Powell!, Carei Thomas, Siddiq (of the Rhymesayers), and others.

Lives Connected: Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight Art Opening | Minneapolis Institute of Arts | February 1998 (Co-produced with Miré Regulus for minamine productions)

• Featuring Leah Nelson, Arkology, Heather Wilson, Seitu Jones, Rene Ford, Miré Regulus, and many others.

Music Production

No Longer at Ease Soundtrack
Executive Producer
Speakeasy Records
(Soundtrack of Pangea World Theatre’s stage production of Chinua Achebe’s No Longer at Ease; featuring Truthmaze & Mankwe Ndosi; produced by Jeremy Ylvisaker)
(June 2001)

Words Will Heal the Wound: a Celebration of Community Through Poetry (CD)
Executive Producer & Performer
Speakeasy Records
(Compilation of the Spoken Word radio series, reflecting poetic traditions of diverse communities in the Twin Cities)
(August 2001)

village blues soundtrack (EP)
Executive Produer & Performer
Speakeasy Records
(Soundtrack of Spoken Word film village blues)
(July 1999)

Arkology – maiden voyage (EP)
Producer & Performer
Speakeasy Records
(Live performances of spoken word and music collective Arkology)
(July 1999)

blues for nina: an exploration of the life & music of Nina Simone (EP)
Producer & Performer
Speakeasy Records
(Soundtrack of live performance by Arkology for the opening of the Twin Cities Black Film Festival)
(July 1999)

God’s Pager – heavy water blues (EP)
Producer & Performer
Speakeasy Records
(Musical hybrid of jazz, electronic music & spoken word, improvised live in the studio; a tribute to Beat poet Bob Kaufman, using his poetic works; recorded with electronic musician Tim Donahue and Lebanese guitarist Assaad Lakkis)
(July 1999)

Others

MN Spoken Word Association & KMOJ Radio’s
Urban Griots (Spoken Word radio program)
Co-founder • Executive Producer • Co-Host • Engineer
KMOJ Radio • 89.9FM Minneapolis
March 2003 – present

Tehuti: The Art of Spoken Word Radio Program
Founder • Co-Producer • Co-Host • Engineer (with Shá Cage)
KFAI Fresh Air Radio • 90.3FM Minneapolis/106.7FM St. Paul
February 2002 – present

Write On RaDio! Literary Radio Program
Co-Founder • Co-Host • Co-Producer • Engineer
(with J. Otis Powell! and Lisa Bullard)
KFAI Fresh Air Radio • 90.3FM Minneapolis/106.7FM St. Paul
October 1995 – July 1999

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