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"We defend ourselves with the knowledge we possess."


For video clips and performances, visit:

MKE Poet Video


Okantah, The Muntu Kuntu Energy Poet

Mwatabu S. Okantah

"[Okantah] challenges us to close generational divides, go beneath the surface of consumer culture, overturn the contradictions of American democracy and rediscover ourselves.  Finally, [a poet] ... that bridges the gap between the Black Arts Movement and the Hip Hop explosion.  Mwatabu Okantah is a clear voice, reminding us of the Black poet's responsibility to rhyme and resist."


--Bakari Kitwana,

The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture