Brother Sekou Sundiata was a phenomenal Harlem poet, playwright, composer, and educator who touched the lives of many through his works and his life. 4 months of poetry, music, and the remounting of his poetic dramas will be going down from now to October. I am thankful to be a part of “blessing the boats: the
remix,” a piece that was originally performed by Sekou as a solo work, and is now being presented by three of us-Carl Hancock Tux, Mike Ladd, and myself. Just finished rehearsal a few house ago-staying in a hotel that looks over the World Trade Center. Death and life, in the window, all around, and within Sekou’s piece. It’s a beautiful piece, an unbelievable, poetic journey in which Brother Sekou lays it all out, an amazing work that continues to deepen as we continue to explore. Hope to see you all there at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center here in New York City. For more info on blessing the boats: the remix, click here, for more info on the life and work of Sekou Sundiata, click here.