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!
Hi, I’m Bomani Darel Armah and I’m “notarapper, but a poet with a hip-hop style”.
This is my personal blog. I write about “impolite conversations” (sex, drugs, social issues, politics and religion), as well as my favorite independent artists, tools and tricks of the trade for independent artists, my favorite live performers and venues, and the world of teaching artists. My goal is to promote, create and empower great independent and socially relevant art. I typically write something original for this blog 2 or 3 times a month, as well as repost blogs from of my favorite sites.
My Top Post
If you are new to my site, you might want to start with my popular posts. Here are my top three in each category
Impolite Conversation (social issues, politics, sex, religion)
You can also check my blog’s archive for a list of every post I have written.
Since we’ve established a little bit of what I’m not, let me tell you who I am. I am the an audio engineer at Urban-Intalek Studios, Washington DC’s premiere boutique recording studio. I am the Director of Poetry Events (D.o.P.E.) for Busboys and Poets (4 soon to be 7 restaurant/bookstore/performance spaces in the DC metropolitan area). I am an arts integration specialist working with schools throughout the state of Maryland with Young Audiences of Maryland I am part video producer and editor, a musician and music producer, and online marketing consulting, a swirling range of skills that I have boiled down to my new title “Creative Concierge”. I conduct seminars and facilitate workshops for grade school and college organizations focusing on creativity and media literacy. I am a seeded watermelon and natural hair enthusiast. I am a home schooling advocate and a staunch opponent of drug prohibition.
I have released numerous singles and a full length album, “Radio Friendly”, as well as chap book, “Circumlocution Vol II”. I’m most known for my 2007 viral video hit “Read a Book”. I’ve written for the Washington post and TheRoot.com
You’ll catch me reading a book on the bus or the train, typing furiously while inhaling coffee in the cafe’s window seat, at the microphone searching for adjectives to describe the next open mic performer, with teenagers comparing Lil Wayne to Langston Hughes, behind the boards mixing music or scoring films, barefoot while sweating words into the microphone from behind the drums with the 6 plus members of Immaletchufinish, or (most fun of all) playing “3 headed tickle monster” with thing 1 and thing 2.
My Contact Information
This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of Urban-Intalek Studios, The Even Place, or Chill Out DC. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.