"We are vessels of speech, we are the repositories which harbor secrets many centuries old... without us the names of kings would vanish from oblivion, we are the memory of mankind; by the spoken word we bring to life the deeds and exploits of kings for younger generations. History holds no mistery for us; we teach to the vulgar just as much as we want to teach them, for it is we who keep the keys..." - The Words of The Mali Griot Mamadou Kouyate, Quoted in D.T. Niane, Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali 1217-1237
Youth-Written Script "Change" from PPA Winter Showcase
Youth-Spoken Word Album "Freedom & Consequences" from JDC Hip Hop Poetry Show
Poetry Video of "These Streets Abandoned" at Elite Blendz Barbershop
Rustbelt Performance of "Songs of Songhai" as featured on Button Poetry
Live Reading of "The Greatest Americans" inspired by Saul Williams's "Bloodletting"
WU-SLam Grand Slam Winning Performance of "The Boy Who Cried Nigger"
The Cypher to End All Wackness at Washington University in Saint Louis
"The Mental Revolution" Kuumba Talk @ WUSTL
"On Moral Contemplation" TEDx Talk @ WUSTL
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