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Kamau Daaood

Sound description

Experimental music.

RIYL

Marcelo Radulovich, Hans Fiellestad, Marcos Fernandes, Donkey

Inception

San Diego , 2000

Current Status

Performing and occasionally recording.

Influences

Lisle Ellis, Donkey, Cosmologic, Gunther's Grass, Marcelo Radulovich, Hans Fiellestad, Marcos Fernandes, Bill Horist, Peter Brotzmann, Cross Border Trio, 2 Foot Yard, the Assholes, Thomas Dimuzio
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Poet Kamau Daáood is the author of The Language of Saxophones: Selected Poems of Kamau Daáood (Citylights Publishers). He is a native of Los Angeles where he co-founded, with legendary drummer Billy Higgins, the World Stage Performance Gallery, a nonprofit arts institution. Kamau recorded the critically acclaimed album Leimert Park (M.A.M.A. Records), winner of the Josephine Miles Pen Oakland Award.

He was awarded the Durfee Foundation Artist Fellowship, California Artist Fellowship, Cave Canem Retreat/Workshop Fellowship, to name a few of more than a dozen such honors. Kamau has performed his work at countless venues such as Dunya and North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, Earshot Jazz and Bumbershoot Festivals in Seattle, the Steppenwolf Theater and Guild Complex in Chicago, the Getty and MOCA museums in Los Angeles, the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, and the Schomburg Center in Harlem. His early development began as a young member of the Watts Writers Workshop and the Pan African People's Arkestra, under the direction of pianist Horace Tapscott.

He is part of the Trummerflora Collective, an independent group of music makers that embraces the pluralistic nature of creative music as an important means of artistic expression for the individual and the community and provides an atmosphere that nurtures the creative development of its members.

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