Artist to Artist, Neighbor to Neighbor. Conversations About Home, Hosted by Shani Jamila.
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar is the founding artistic director and chief visioning partner of Urban Bush Women, a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change. Designated a Master of Choreography by the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center, she received the Bessies Lifetime Achievement Award and honorary degrees from both Tufts University and Rutgers University.
Steffani Jemison is a celebrated visual artist whose work is in the public collections of the Whitney Museum (where she was featured in the 2019 Biennial), Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Modern Art, amongst others. She holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Columbia University. A 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, she currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Tyehimba Jess, Part Two
Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tyehimba Jess is the author of leadbelly and Olio. A Cave Canem and NYU alumni, Jess is a Professor of English at the College of Staten Island.
Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tyehimba Jess is the author of leadbelly and Olio. A Cave Canem and NYU alumni, Jess is a Professor of English at the College of Staten Island. This is the first of our two part conversation.
Jodine Dorce + Shani Jamila
On this bonus episode, Lineage host Shani Jamila is the guest and the mic is in the capable hands of Jodine Dorce, who’s one of those rare, amazing people who’s a powerhouse both onstage and behind the scenes. She is the the host of the world-renowned Apollo Theater’s Music Cafe, she recently launched a new quarantine web series called The Silver Lining, and she produced an entire ESSENCE Festival. This episode was recorded live at the Ace Hotel, where Shani was a 2019 Artist in Residence.
Jerome Lagarrigue is a New York based painter who was raised in Paris. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he is featured in two documentary films, Heavyweight Paint and Jerome Lagarrigue: Portrait of an Artist. His work has been supported by residencies including Villa Medici in Rome. Jerome is represented by Galerie Olivier Waltman (Paris/Miami) and Dolby Chadwick gallery in San Francisco.