In this episode Kwasi brings back Dutty Bookman to discuss the movement he has helped dub as the Reggae Revival after a panel at SXSW 2027. He also speaks to Koro Fyah of the Bevel Rock camp about his ABC’s at SXSW as well. Bomani interviews the founder of the Uganda’s Bavubuka Foundation, Babaluku, and their chief archivist Gilbert Daniels about Hip-Hop in Uganda and the Lugaflow movement. Bomani and Kwasi also discuss spirituality in independent music, and how the community discusses things like sin. A must listen!
Clayton LeBouef is a good friend and mentor to both the host, Paige Hernandez and the director, Gemal Woods so he was an obvious choice as a featured guest on The Angle. As a seasoned actor, writer and activist, his passion makes for compelling guest, as his nimble mind, wit and humor play well on camera. We are very fortunate to have him as a guest on our show.
Clayton LeBouef is an actor, best known for his recurring role as Colonel George Barnfather in Homicide: Life on the Street. He appeared in several episodes during each of the show’s seven seasons on the air, from 1993 to 1999, and reprised his role in Homicide: The Movie, the epilogue movie, in 2000.
LeBouef was born in Yonkers, New York. He performed as a theatre actor prior to his role as Captain Barnfather. He performs spoken-word pieces in addition to having authored several plays. His play Shero: The Livication of Henrietta Vinton Davis won an honorable mention at the 25th Annual Larry Neal Writers’ Competition in Washington, DC on May 9, 2008.
In 2000, he appeared in the award-winning miniseries The Corner. In 2002 he played Wendell “Orlando” Blocker in seven episodes of The Wire. LeBouef appeared as Harold Thomas the brother of the main character, Vivien Thomas, in the 2004 HBO movie Something the Lord Made which starred Mos Def. From 2003 to 2005, he appeared in three episodes of Law and Order: Criminal Intent, two as the character Detective Edmunds. His portrayal of barbershop owner Tom Taylor in the short film The Doll won him “Best Actor” honors at the San Diego Black Film Festival.
We were delighted when Flashpoint gave us the okay to record the interview in one of their spaces. Flashpoint is a dynamic arts space dedicated to nurturing and growing emerging artists and cultural organizations. From essential management services to innovative performances and exhibitions, Flashpoint offers exciting opportunities to experience DC’s arts in action.
Additional Participants: Felipe Cabezas (Felipe002.wordpress.com), Zurin Villanueva (http://www.zurinv.com) Baye Harrell, Quanice G. Floyd, Shannon Dunne (http://shannondunne.com/) and Sean McComiskey.
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