Kamau Bakari Abayomi

San Francisco, California USA

Kamau Bakari Abayomi a.k.a. “PitchBlackGold” is a performance artist and activist from San Francisco, California, currently residing in Bali, Indonesia. A multidisciplinary artist in every way, BlackGold uses the forms of poetry, rap, dance, mcing, djing and acting as vehicles to entertain, enlighten and inspire. As a poet, he was named Best Poet in the 2002 Oakland, California Slam Finals. He is the winner of the 2004 & 2005 Ubud Writers Festival Poetry Slam. He was selected as Artist Ambassador to represent the San Francisco Bay Area and perform at the 2004 World Social Forum in Mumbai, India. He has been invited 3 times as a guest artist, lecturer and workshop coordinator, to board the Japanese NGO cruise ship, Peaceboat. He has performed alongside many of the current stars of the spoken word poetry scene such as, Saul Williams, Ursula Rucker, Suhier Hammad, Marc Bamuthi Joesph, Will Power, Sarah Jones and legendary poets such as, The Last Poets and Ntozake Shange

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