27 June 2011

Kamau Bakari Abayomi

Kamau Bakari Abayomi a.k.a. “PitchBlackGold” is a performance artist and activist from San Francisco, California. A multidisciplinary artist in every way, PitchBlackGold uses the forms of poetry, rap, dance, mc’ing, dj’ing and acting as vehicles to entertain, enlighten and inspire. As a poet, he was named Best Poet in the 2002 Oakland, California Slam Finals. He is the winner of the 2004 & 2005 Ubud Writers Festival Poetry Slam. He was selected as Artist Ambassador to represent the San Francisco Bay Area and perform at the 2004 World Social Forum in Mumbai, India. He has been invited 3 times as a guest artist, lecturer and workshop coordinator, to board the Japanese NGO cruise ship, Peaceboat.

Kamal is currently living in Bali, Indonesia managing Aerial Crew, one of Indonesia’s top breakdance crews as well as developing Tru Karya Cipta (True Creative Activity), a NGO dedicated to using Hiphop Arts and a tool for youth empowerment.

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