2001 produced one of the greatest collabs ever put down on a track when Common and Mos Def joined Bilal to produce Reminisce. The song is a journey through a life. An exploration of what was, what is, and what could be.
“Just when I think that I forgot you
I hear that dub that we used to rock to
Just when I think I'm gettin' on without you
Somebody passed and asked me about you.”
This episode will take you on the same kind of journey. The B Dorm squad is going home and getting away from campus for summer break. And on that trip back home we have a very special guest — a guide in many ways, a pioneer, a mentor, a brother and a friend.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph (@bamuthi ) is a poet, dancer, playwright, actor, musician, and composer and currently serves as the Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. He is a 2017 TED Global Fellow, an inaugural recipient of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, and an honoree of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship. Joseph’s opera libretto, We Shall Not Be Moved, was named one of 2017’s “Best Classical Music Performances” by The New York Times.
He’s a badass. He gets things done. And he always has.
The conversation is a warm, thoughtful look at what it takes to make it in America. What it means to succeed as a black man in America. And how to work to subvert the arts and steer the message for a brighter future for all of us.
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