Atiba Kwabena Wilson is a musician, published poet, storyteller, and the founder/artistic director of both the Songhai Djeli Folkloric Ensemble and the Befo' Quotet Rhythm 'n' Dues Band. He has been a featured artist for several National Association of Black Storytellers festivals, the International African Arts Festival and at FESTAM International Music Festival, Inc. in Dakar, Senegal. Atiba also served as the artistic director of the Music Meets Poetry series at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza from 1999 to 2009, and wrote a poetic narrative for, and performed in, Harlem School of the Arts' presentation of the Kwanzaa Nutcracker from 1996 to 2002. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Goatroper: Abbey Janii & Mike Lee
Abbey Janii & Mike Lee are the creative force behind the new band Goatroper. Abbey was fronting the rock band Julie Fur, while Mike was bouncing around playing his weirdo folk songs for anyone who would listen. After releasing their solo efforts Prairie Roads and Pick Me Up Cafe, they began work on a new project playing each other's tunes. Their songs are influenced by a broad range of artists, and the result is twangy, folksy rock'n'roll outta the heartland.
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