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Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Apr. 4 — Apr. 5, 2014

red, black &GREEN: a blues / The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
Washington, DC
Richie Harper leading a community sing at Harlem Stage at Aaron Davis Hall^46 WeDaPeoples Cabaret 2010 at Harlem Stage.^46 Discussion at a Community Sing at Harlem Stage at Aaron Davis Hall^46 Attendees of the NYC premiere screening of finding the 51st (dream) state at Harlem Stage. Photo by Vaughn David Browne.^46 Sekou Sundiata in the 51st (dream) state^46 A People's Potluck in Elmhurst, Queens.^46 Sekou at work at the Arab American National Museum with Detroit poets and staff during a semester long residency at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor ^46

The America Project

WeDaPeoples Cabaret, originally conceived and curated by Sekou Sundiata in 2006, is a time to both "dance to the revolution" and engage in creative and timely discourse with vibrant and diverse performers. It is an evening of spoken word, poetry, movement, music and song at the crossroads of art and activism.

In New York City, WeDaPeoples Cabaret continues as an annual event through a partnership between MAPP and Harlem Stage and a rotating guest curator.

Guest curator Marc Bamuthi Joseph describes the 2012 edition -- on October 27 at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse --  as living "somewhere between early 20th century Harlem literary tradition and 25th century Afro-future musical projection." The cabaret on October 27, 2012 will imagine sustainability and 51st dream state America in an evening of dance, text, and music, anchored by pioneering DJ Rich Medina, Pulitzer Prize finalist and Alpert Award Winner playwright, actor and singer-songwriter Eisa Davis, and mic rocker Queen Godis, whose performances quickly turn stages into altars to soul music.