17 episodes

ARTS UNCENSORED hosted by Ja' Malik is an conversational program where Ja' speaks uncensored on certain topics in and around the performing arts industry. He will also interview and highlight guest on certain topics, periods and points of their artistic life. Speaking uncensored will create the much needed dialogue in a community that is often told it's better to be seen than heard! 
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ARTS UNCENSORED hosted by Ja' Malik is an conversational program where Ja' speaks uncensored on certain topics in and around the performing arts industry. He will also interview and highlight guest on certain topics, periods and points of their artistic life. Speaking uncensored will create the much needed dialogue in a community that is often told it's better to be seen than heard! 
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    UNCENSORED: FINAL BOW FOR YELLOWFACE

    UNCENSORED: FINAL BOW FOR YELLOWFACE

    Final Bow for Yellowface was founded by Georgina Pazcoguin, New York City Ballet soloist, and Phil Chan, arts administrator and educator, with a simple pledge, "I love ballet as an art form, and acknowledge that to achieve a diversity amongst our artists, audiences, donors, students, volunteers, and staff, I am committed to eliminating outdated and offensive stereotypes of Asians (Yellowface) on our stages." We discuss the issues surrounding productions (ballet, theater, film etc. ) using outdated offensive stereotyped caricatures vs. authentic characters of ethnical & racial backgrounds. Find out why & how this initiative was founded, supported and challenged! As well as its impact Globally.


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    • 51 min
    UNCENSORED: INJURIES

    UNCENSORED: INJURIES

    Christopher Hernandez & I sit down for a meaningful conversation where we share the realities of what it's like to deal with injury. The Physical, mental and financial reality an injury presents in ones life. The support system and the lack of support systems surrounding those who are struggling on the road to recovery. We take an UNCENSORED approach to discussing your career through the navigation of workers compensation, and the pure fear of losing roles and at worst your actual employment due the unfortunate reality many of us face at some point in the performing arts INJURY!


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    UNCENSORED: ALICIA GRAF MACK

    UNCENSORED: ALICIA GRAF MACK

    ALICIA GRAF MACK, A truly outstanding artist, scholar, wife, mother, teacher and mentor who's reach knows no limits. A former Principal Ballerina with Dance Theatre of Harlem under the direction of the late great Arthur Mitchell. A former Principal Dancer with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater & has guested with companies and artist such as Beyoncé, John Legend and Alicia Keys among many others. A graduate of Columbia University with a master's degree from Washington University. Alicia is the first woman of color to head the dance division of the world reknown Juilliard School. This is a conversation about true passion and how to overcome and persevere in times of trials and tribulations. 


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    • 46 min
    UNCENSORED: JUST THE BEGINNING

    UNCENSORED: JUST THE BEGINNING

    Ja' Malik gives thanks & discusses the first 6 months of ARTS UNCENSORED & what 2020 & beyond will bring! 


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    • 30 min
    UNCENSORED: DANIEL HARDER

    UNCENSORED: DANIEL HARDER

    Daniel Harder is a phenomenal dancer who just completed his 10th and final season with the world renown Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and is now on Broadway in the smash hit The Lion King. We get UNCENSORED with Daniel and discuss working with such legends as Debbie Allen as well as Judith Jamison. We also discuss his journey into his new role on Broadway and more! 


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    • 53 min
    UNCENSORED: ARTS PROGRAMS REALITY CHECK

    UNCENSORED: ARTS PROGRAMS REALITY CHECK

    In this dynamic episode Ja’ Malik speaks directly to students and teachers in Arts programs , colleges, universities, and specialized programs where students are learning to perfect their art form. This episode is a great touch base for students to make sure they are approaching training in the right frame of mind and holding teachers accountable to make sure these students understand the importance of technical training and how the approach differs from being a professional. 


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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Micktony ,

Content is top notch

Well spoken, to the point and root of a variety of topics

Bbinion25 ,

Thumbs up

So insightful and great topics covered. Keep up the great work and keep the interviews coming

Yolo Akilk ,

Critical. Brilliant. Inspiring.

Nuff said.

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