Lineage Podcast

Lineage Podcast

Artist to Artist, Neighbor to Neighbor. Conversations About Home, Hosted by Shani Jamila.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 2 min

Announcing the new season of the Lineage Podcast + Portrait Project! Lineage features intimate, in-depth interviews with contemporary socially engaged Black artists. Season Two will include conversations with renowned creatives and thought leaders Firelei Báez, R. Dwayne Betts, Camille A. Brown, Aimee Meredith Cox, Kamilah Forbes, Shani Jamila, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Kiese Laymon, Fabiola Jean Louis, Haki Madhubuti, Alicia Hall M...

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March 2, 2021 56 min

Season Two of the Lineage podcast launches with master storyteller and poet Sonia Sanchez! In addition to being a founder of the National Black Arts Movement and the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University, where she held the Laura Carnell Chair in English, Sonia is an award-winning writer of sixteen books, including  Morning Haiku, Wounded in the House of a Friend, and Shake Loose My Skin. A new volume, Collected Poems, wil...

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July 7, 2020 47 min

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar is the founding artistic director and chief visioning partner of Urban Bush Women, a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change. Designated a Master of Choreography by the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center, she received the Bessies Lifetime Achievement Award and honorary degrees from both Tufts University and Rutgers University.

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June 24, 2020 42 min

Steffani Jemison is a celebrated visual artist whose work is in the public collections of the Whitney Museum (where she was featured in the 2019 Biennial), Brooklyn Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Modern Art, amongst others. She holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Columbia University.  A 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, she currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Mason Gross School of...

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June 9, 2020 45 min

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tyehimba Jess is the author of leadbelly and Olio. A Cave Canem and NYU alumni, Jess is a Professor of English at the College of Staten Island.

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May 26, 2020 48 min

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tyehimba Jess is the author of leadbelly and Olio. A Cave Canem and NYU alumni, Jess is a Professor of English at the College of Staten Island. This is the first of our two part conversation.

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May 12, 2020 31 min

On this bonus episode, Lineage host Shani Jamila is the guest and the mic is in the capable hands of Jodine Dorce, who’s one of those rare, amazing people who’s a powerhouse both onstage and behind the scenes. She is the the host of the world-renowned Apollo Theater’s Music Cafe, she recently launched a new quarantine web series called The Silver Lining, and she produced an entire ESSENCE Festival. This episode was recorded live at...

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April 28, 2020 44 min

Jerome Lagarrigue is a New York based painter who was raised in Paris. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he is featured in two documentary films, Heavyweight Paint and Jerome Lagarrigue: Portrait of an Artist. His work has been supported by residencies including Villa Medici in Rome. Jerome is represented by Galerie Olivier Waltman (Paris/Miami) and Dolby Chadwick gallery in San Francisco.

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April 14, 2020 57 min

This episode of Lineage was recorded live at the Brooklyn Museum to commemorate the close of the seminal Soul of A Nation exhibition. Host Shani Jamila spoke with Ming Smith, a legendary photographer whose work was featured in the show, and Russell Frederick, an acclaimed documentary photographer known for his portraits of Bed Stuy. Both of them are members of Kamoinge, an intergenerational collective of Black photographers. We tal...

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March 31, 2020 34 min

Otto Neals is a painter, sculptor and printmaker who was born in South Carolina in 1930. Neals has been a member of the Weusi Artist Collective since the 1960s. His  work can be found in collections including the Smithsonian, Howard University, The Studio Museum, Ghana National Museum, Columbia Museum, & the private collections of Congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte and Oprah Winfrey.

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March 17, 2020 37 min

Okwui Okpokwasili received a B.A. (1996) from Yale University. Her performance work has been commissioned by the Walker Art Center, Danspace Project, Performance Space New York, the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, the 10th Annual Berlin Biennale, and Jacob’s Pillow, among other institutions. She has held residencies at the Maggie Allesee National Choreographic Center, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Rauschenber...

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March 3, 2020 70 min

Derrick Adams is a Baltimore-born, Brooklyn, New York-based artist whose critically admired work spans painting, collage, sculpture, performance, video, and sound installations.  Adams received his MFA from Columbia University and BFA from Pratt Institute. He is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation’s Studio Program.  His work resides in the permanent collections of The Metro...

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February 19, 2020 37 min

Rashida is an accomplished performance artist, choreographer and curator. A United States Artists awardee, Bumbray is one of the inaugural social practice artists in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Director of Culture and Art at the Open Society Foundation.

 

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February 18, 2020 62 min

Adepero is an actress, director and writer. She is known for her leading role in Pariah (2011), as well as supporting roles in 12 Years A Slave (2013), The Big Short (2015) and When They See Us (2019). Her theatre credits include Danai Gurira's play Eclipsed; Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye; and Fela!, directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones.

 

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January 6, 2020 3 min

Stay tuned for Season One of Shani Jamila’s new podcast Lineage, which will feature live shows and in-depth interviews about the idea of home with some of New York City’s most imaginative thinkers– including MacArthur geniuses, Pulitzer Prize winners and Bessie Award recipients. Check out the trailer for a sneak peek into what’s to come!

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