Davu Flint: Wall of Sound Series @ August Wilson Center • African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh [27 April]

Davu Flint: Wall of Sound Series


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August Wilson Center • African American Cultural Center
980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
From murals to music, from poetry to theatre and film, from beats to rhymes; emcee, poet, keyboardist, producer, and filmmaker Davu Flint is a multidisciplinary artist constantly searching for new ways of expression. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to a musical family, Davu was first introduced to music by his grandfather, who was a guitarist with the Isley Brothers for many years. Davu grew up rapping, playing piano, clarinet and tenor saxophone, writing short stories along with his talented brother and sister, attending museums, and reading the books brought home by his mother, a librarian. After combining his love of music with writing ,poetry, and theater, Davu soon became a well known poet, emcee, performer, and producer on both coasts. He has performed his original brand of poetry and jazz infused hip-hop throughout the U.S. and abroad, appearing at the Jazz Cafe (London), CBGB’s (N.Y.), The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and the Toronto International Poetry Slam, as well as San Francisco, London, Paris, Berlin, Brazil, and South Africa. He has released two chapbooks and ten albums of internationally critically acclaimed music, nine of them self-produced. His poetry and writing has appeared in two anthologies: Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam (Random House) and the Afrofuturist anthology Black Futurists Speak. He has shared stages with Talib Kweli, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins, Saul Williams, Ursula Rucker, Camp Lo, Wiz Khalifa, J*Davey, Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, Blu, and the Adrian Younge Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra. He’s studied drama at The American Conservatory Theater and Intersection of The Arts in San Francisco, and majored in Creative Writing at The University of Pittsburgh. He obtained his B.A. in Media Studies and Production (Recording Industry Concentration) from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Davu is also a proud member of the Philadelphia based music collective The Plush Lords, who released their first full length album in 2015. Davu currently lives and works in London, U.K., where he recently completed his M.A. in Ethnomusicology at Goldsmiths, The University of London.
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