"Collage: Music and Poetry"
Annie Fullard & Mari Sato, violins
Kirsten Docter, viola
Merry Peckham, cello
Erica Brenner Productions,Video & Photos
Muntu Kuntu Energy Poetry and Music
We have performed with Mwatabu Okantah at universities, schools and on cultural arts series throughout the United States, and are gratified that our Collage program has received acclaim as an intensely powerful convergence of two art forms that take their roots from both African and European cultures. The program was ... featured at the American Music Festival Creative Writing Workshop in Wilmington, North Carolina and ... at the Chamber Music America National Conference in New York. A high school teacher writes, "The Cavani Quartet with poet, Mwatabu Okantah, a modern day Griot, will move the entire room with its beautiful and sorrowful melange of cultures and history. Audience members will leave wanting to be better human beings." The program is particularly meaningful and exciting for people who like to think 'outside the box' and see limitless possibilities for self-expression through music and the spoken word.