“Iya Ibeji” (mother of twins) Phavia Kujichagulia is a Djialli Ba/Griot - oral historian/musician who utilizes spoken word and the performing arts to reveal history and teach humanity.
Sistah Phavia Kujichagulia is honored to have given command performances for President Nelson Mandela & Queen Warrior Winnie Mandela, human/civil rights activist Dick Gregory, theater royalty, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, 1968 Olympic gold medalists, Tommie Smith, "Black Power" Revolutionary Kwame Ture (Stokley Carmichael) & the A-APRP, Gernoimo Ji-Jaga Pratt & Oaklands's Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, as well as
Haiti’s “2016 President Elect,” Maryse Narcisse & Oakland's Haiti Action Committee
Phavia Kujichagulia is one of the musicians/cultural artists highlighted in the Arcadia Publishing book series, Images of America: Black Artists in Oakland (2007). This spoken word artist dynamically orchestrates African music, Jazz, and pop into a hypnotic rhapsody.
Her performances include the World Drum Festival, National Black Expo, the John Coltrane Festival, and Nelson Mandela’s 1990 USA Tour. Her production, The Story of Jazz, has received national acclaim. Renaissance woman, Phavia Kujichagulia has also been recognized as one of the “Kings & Queens of Black Consciousness,” along with Dr. Cornel West, Sonia Sanchez, Marvin X, and Amiri Baraka. Her latest CD, The Human Race (Kujichagulia Records),
is available online.
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