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An Interview with Ahamefule Oluo and Creative Capital Nov 13, 2019


Photo by Haley Freedlund.

 

"Growing up, Ahamefule J. Oluo found solace learning how to play the trumpet, and making jokes as a stand-up comedian. As an artist, Oluo has honed his practice combining these two talents into unique artistic performances. His Creative Capital Project, Susan, premieres at On the Boards in Seattle, December 5-8, and at Under the Radar Festival in New York, January 8-13—the performance weaves together Oluo’s original music and comedy to tell a difficult story centering around his mother. When Susan was abandoned by her husband, a Nigerian doctoral student who left her with few resources, she raised two children in Seattle on her own. The story is a tangible crystallization of how race, class, and health issues affect people all over the world every day."

You can read the full interview here.

 

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