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Cultural Conversation: Marc Bamuthi Joseph
April 24, 2012  
Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Marc Bamuthi Joseph, is an arts activist currently living in Oakland, California. He is a National Poetry Slam champion, Broadway veteran, featured artist on the past two seasons of Russell Simmons' Def Poetry on HBO and a recipient of 2002 and 2004 National Performance Network Creation. It was announced last Thursday that Joseph is one of 21 recipients of the first class of the Doris Duke Foundation Artist Awards for personal freedom and economic stability ($275,000). He is here in Maine to perform as part of Bates Dance Festival this Friday and Saturday in a ground-breaking project titled: The Living Word Project in "red, black & GREEN: a blues." Happy National Poetry Month.


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