Life Coach Minister Server Tavares – “The Hip Hop Life Coach”, has been called, “a dynamic Hip Hop leader with the spiritual conviction of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.; the motivational skills of Les Brown and the life coaching style of Phil Jackson!” A truly committed leader; he has spent over 25 years dedicated to […]
Actor, Hip-Hop Artist, Educator “As a teacher, I believe that ignorance is still dominant in my society, so I decided to use my talents and professional education to educate and motivate the people to adopt some positive behaviors for cultural and socio-economic transformation. The spirit of Africanness decided what kind of music I should do.” […]
Educator, Activist, and Cultural Artist Phavia Kujichagulia is a former Professor of Ethnomusicology & African Civilizations at World College West and Stanford University’s Workshop on Political & Social Issues. In 2002, Sistah Kujichagulia was a member of the United States Delegation to the 2nd World Conference Against Racism (WCAR – Culture & Spirituality Committee) in […]
Artist, Roots Rock Reggae Kwame Bediako performs original root’s rock reggae. Musician/Poet Kwame Bediako credits his musical upbringing to his “elders” and the general environment of his home base in Ghana, West Africa, where his roots first blossomed. “There was drumming, and dancing, and of course singing,” says Kwame.
Musicians and Cultural Warriors In 1987, Cobbala Productions began producing benefit concerts for the United Negro College Fund, the most ambitious being a concert at Mandel Hall in Chicago featuring Roy Ayers, Steve Cobb and Chavunduka. It was a great show, but a financial disaster. About 25 people showed up! We had to regroup emotionally […]
Poet, Musician, Artist Mutabaruka (formerly Allan Hope) was born in Rae Town, Kingston on 26th December 1952. After primary education he attended Kingston Technical High School, where he was a student for four years. Trained in Electronics, he left his first job after about six months and took employment at the Jamaica Telephone Company Limited. […]
Artist, Writer and Youth Advocate Nap Nat (Jesse Childs) is an artist, musician, writer and youth advocate from the Bay Area. A California native, Nap Nat attended college at the University of Chicago where he studied African and African American Studies, as well as studied abroad for an academic year in Tanzania and Ethiopia. He […]
MC Extraordinaire Sa-Roc the MC hails from the southeastern area of Washington DC, a city that’s a mashup of poverty stricken hoods, a strong radical movement, and a fierce loyalty to cultural preservation. This is the cocoon from which Sa-Roc was birthed and bred. A product of Afrikan-centered parents, Sa-Roc developed a rebel mentality from an […]
Master Drummer, Freedom Singer Seku Neblett purposefully articulates the connections between African creative work and political struggle. Music has always been part of Neblett’s life and work, and his art has always been intended to inspire political unity. He and older brother Charles Neblett, along with Bernice Johnson Reagon and others, were original members of […]
Artist and Edutainer Ugochi and The Afro Soul Ensemble (A.S.E.) are taking over the world. Her musical interests span all corners of the globe. Ugochi was born to Nigerian parents in Chicago. She credits both worlds with being the catalyst for her unique word, sound power and singing ability. Ugochi’s sound has been described as […]
Musical Activist, MC, Singer, Songwriter Since receiving her Grammy nomination for her vocal contribution on The Roots hit “Don’t Feel Right” in 2007 for best rap song, singer, emcee, and songwriter Maimouna Youssef (aka Mumu Fresh) has been making waves in the indie music scene as a solo artist and is ready to take flight. […]
Lawyer and Activist Honest and rigorous analysis of self and society is an essential requirement throughout the life journey of any individual who seeks to make a contribution to advancing humanity. This is one of the many invaluable lessons that Sister Thandiwe Chimurenga learned from the great teacher and immortal Pan-Africanist, Kwame Ture.