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About

Join me as a create a new podcast series, a new multimedia performance, and write a poetic memoir all centering on the contours of American identities in the contemporary socio-political landscape.

I am a Nigerian-American artist interested in strategies of storytelling, as well as performative strategies of destroying hegemonic narratives, that allow one to recast the body, confront traumas and histories, and offer creative ways of collective healing and support. In my work, I bring together elements of lecture and discussion, as well as elements of spiritual practice, in order to support and disrupt the conventions of live performance.

Over the past two years, I have been fortunate to extensively tour my two most recent works, #negrophobia and Séancers (currently touring), across the U.S. and Europe. Confronting vastly different audiences and responses to the work has helped me shape the necessity of being a part of something like Kickstarter Drip. I desire ways to find constant engagement with those I meet around the world, while generating deeper connections and support for my work. In the next two years, I will embark on Chameleon, my most ambitious project yet, that combines film installation, podcast series, and live performance. This piece will begin development this summer and work toward a premiere in 2020 in NYC. 

In the next two years of developing my work, I am making significant strides in my written and audio work. I am excited about further developing a podcast in tandem with this project and releasing more of my recommended readings and writings over time. As you continue to support me and my work, you will receive unique access to all of these things as they unfold!

Whether you can give $1, $5, or $500 as a monthly commitment, you will be hugely contributing to the growth and process of my work, work that is committed to uncovering difficult truths and engaging in collective healing processes. Join me!

And, thank you. You are helping me, my work, and my collaborators, grow deeply and expansively. 

Love, 

Jaamil

P.S. Continue to follow my happenings any time at jaamil.com or on Instagram @jaamilkosoko. 

13 Posts

  • Love- and a podcast preview!- from Jo'Burg

    2019-03-25
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    Hi friends and fam, I just got back from a month away in Johannesburg, South Africa and Brighton, U.K. Jo'Burg brought us a generative...
  • Thanks from Live Artery!

    2019-01-10
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    Hi all, Thank you to the very full, very energized audience this past weekend at Live Artery. So much more to come very soon!  In the...
  • New Chameleon In Process Footage

    2018-12-14
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    Hey fam, As we head into the weekend, check out the new trailer of Chameleon made by Alexis Moh! She captured what I am deeming "The...
  • From Jamaica to Ohio with Love

    2018-12-05
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    Hi fam, I am writing you from Ohio, where Séancers continues its many lives. This week, we are at the Wexner Center! If you have friends...
  • An October Update for You...

    2018-10-24
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    It’s already October. This month has been so full with creativity and evolution. I had the pleasure of teaching in Boston as part of...
  • Last Week/This Week

    2018-09-25
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    Dear ones, Dropping in with a quick update of some work I've been exploring in the studio with artists mayfield brooks and IMMA Asher...
  • Returning to My Body

    2018-09-06
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    Hello Dear Ones,  I'm writing to share with you a lil update. I'm currently in residence in Akron, OH at the National Center for...
  • Thank you

    2018-07-30
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    Dear Friends, I'm writing to send an update to thank the new subscribers for showing your support. I can't do this work without your...
  • Update #5: Dispatch from Ponderosa 2018

    2018-07-09
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    Hey Fam, I hope the warmer weather is giving you what you need! I am diving further into developing Chameleon with the brilliant...
  • Update #4: What's After the Next

    2018-05-30
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    Hey Fam, Continued thanks for your love, energy and support during this Drip campaign. What is an all-too-vulnerable act is also...
  • Update #3: What's Now

    2018-05-23
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    Hey Fam, Today, after months of performing and touring, I wanted to share with you some reflections on my current work,...
  • Update #2: What's Next

    2018-05-15
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    Hey Fam, Thanks so much to all of you who have supported me in the first days of my Drip! It’s heartening and affirming to witness your...
  • Welcome to Drip in Jaamil's World!

    2018-05-08
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    Hey Fam, Welcome to my Kickstarter Drip experiment. I am glad you are here and I look forward to finding new ways to update you with all...