WED. DEC 16, 8PM | Investing in our Youth: Solutions to Urban Violence
A discussion following the 8:00PM performance featuring
Mazi Mutafa (Executive Director of Words, Beats, & Life)
Bomani Armah (independent performance artist, educator, and poet).
Mazi Mutafa is the founder and Executive Director of Words Beats & Life. Words Beats & Life began as a six-day conference at the University of Maryland in the fall of 2000. Today, Words Beats & Life is a local non-profit that uses a holistic approach to youth and community development that involves Hip-Hop artists, scholars, educators, activists, and allies—to transform individual lives and communities. Words Beats & Life is dedicated to relentlessly demonstrating the transformative power of Hip-Hop Culture.
Bomani Armah is a self-identified "poet with a hip-hop style, not a rapper," He is an educator and founding principal of Armah Consulting. Bomani provides educational experiences for students from pre-K to college through hands on exposure to multi-media disciplines. In 2008 he founded Armah Consulting to provide consulting services on how to make any curriculum “hip-hop friendly.” He is an artist, writer, musician, poet and father to 10 year old twin boys.