The MCR Interview
Shamel Pitts, Founder and Artistic Director of TRIBE
The MCR Interview: Journalist Y. Kendell interviews Shamel Pitts, the founder and artistic director of TRIBE, about performance art, afrofuturism, the complexities of race and identity. TRIBE will be performing BLACK HOLE – Trilogy And Triathlon at Oz Arts Nashville, February 2 & 3. https://www.ozartsnashville.org/shamel-pitts-tribe/ Shamel Pitts is also teaching a free Gaga Movement class February 3, 12-1:30 pm.
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Y Kendall is a Stanford-educated musicologist, specializing in dance history who recently earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Columbia University, studying nonfiction writing with Ben Ratliff and Margo Jefferson. Kendall’s diverse works have been published in Alchemy: Journal of Translation, Columbia Journal, Mitos Magazín, The Hunger Mountain Review, and The Salt Collective, among others. Born and raised in Tennessee, Kendall now lives near Nashville, freelancing as a flutist and writer, while caregiving for relatives.