• Mosaic Theater

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.



Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H Street NE

Washington, DC 20002


202-399-7993 ext 2


Monday-Friday, 11 AM to 2 PM; 3 PM to 6 PM

In person: 2 hours prior to show on show days

Box office does NOT take calls two hours prior to a show's curtain, but will return all voice messages left during that time.

Will Call opens one hour prior to curtain.

Patrons who arrive late will be seated at the discretion of management.