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!
My passion is expressing my voice, and helping others express theirs. I’m a creative producer in the most classical sense of the term. You can find me at my best whether creating music or poetry, or visualizing dreams in short films, and plays, even creating commercials that highlight new products and services. Over the last decade my skills as an engineer, writer and performer have been honed, and my connections to other creatives in these fields has grown. Learning to listen careful and watch closely to both the words but also the motives, connotations and emotions expressed through a client’s art, is the most crucial lesson I have acquired. Here are some samples of the projects I’ve been involved in, and organizations that have secured my services for some outstanding creative projects.
Partner at Urban Intalek Studios, LLC.
DC’s Premier Recording Studio
Since 1992, Urban Intalek Studios has been providing Washington, DC Metro area professionals with a full suite of professional audio and music production services including:
* Multitrack Recording & Mixing
* Audio Editing & Mastering
* Voice-Over Recording
* Radio Commercial Production
* Forensic Audio
* Audio Production & Recording for TV/Film/Radio/Multimedia
* Audio Restoration & Sweetening
* Remote & On-Site Recording
* Adat to Pro Tool Conversion
* Audio Production for Worship Services
* Vinyl to CD Recording
some projects produced by Bomani Armah
Director of Poetry Events (D.O.P.E.) at Busboys & Poets
Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted…a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul…a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide…we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community
and the world.
This “Tribal Statement” from what has become in 7 short years a DC institution, guides the 25 + poetry events that happen per month. Whether the regular open mics Monday through Thursday, or the specialty poetry events including the 11th Hour Poetry Slam or ASL Poetry, you can find inspiring words and awesome performers almost anytime you want. Beginning in February I became the Director of Poetry Events, charged with keeping the performance rooms packed and the audiences energized. This opportunity has been a culmination of a decade of writing, performing, and more importantly planning and hosting poetry in the Washington DC area. Make sure to come check out one of our events.