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!
Your weekly breakdown of the live entertainment spots in DC this week.
“Where Langston Hughes meets Mos Def,” is a great way to describe DMV poetry and hip-hop vet Komplex. Whether back in the day as an original member of the seminal poetry collective “The 5th L”, or as the emcee half of the Fly Gypsy, Komplex has been wowing audiences for years.
His accolades include consecutive season performances on BET Lyric Café, works aired on VH1 Soul and MTVU as well as reviews in The Source magazine (May 2009, P. 88). Above all that however, his fans love him, his peers respect him and his pen trusts him. Kom is an artist among artists and will always push the envelope and the margins forward.He’s the guy the women love and the fellas respect, and you can see why when you experience his free-flowing lyrics and infectious stage presence. In the next few weeks catch new music videos and albums from this guy, and don’t miss him Thursday at The Upper Room at Red lounge.