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BeltLine Live Stream – Nommo: The Power of Spoken Word – West Africa to the West End
June 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
One event on June 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective and local Wordsmiths of the West End seek to bring Storytelling, Poetry and Live Jazz to Atlanta online. Nommo will engage attendees in an immersive experience of poetry, storytelling and testifying centered on the rich history of African and Africans in America, specifically highlighting the history and culture of Atlanta’s West End. Invoking music and poetry in the tradition of the Black Arts Movement ranging from 60s ensembles and poets like The Last Poets, Haki Madhubuti, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka to more recent artists, like Outkast, Jessica Care-Moore and Kendrick Lamar, Nommo will feature local talent such as Sherry J. Williams, Opal Moore, Aziza Afi, Kenneth Zakee, Corey Cokes, Felton Eady and other members of the collective Poetry Kitchen.