Mr. Kewulay Kamara

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Kewulay Kamara, internationally renowned poet/ storyteller, multi-media artist, development pioneer and lecturer, has been the subject of three feature articles in The New York Times and has appeared on A&E Television, Public Television and other major media outlets.   Kewulay has performed at The Cathedral of St John the Divine, The Kitchen, Symphony Space, Gerald Lynch Theater, City Center, The Museum of Natural History and Oxford University, and participated in The Peoples Poetry Gatherings, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry and Langston Hughes Festivals. He is the recipient of numerous grants from major foundations including the Ford Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, the National Geographic, and National Endowment for the Arts. His documentary of epic poetry and history is forthcoming.  

Kewulay received an MA in Economics at the Graduate Faculty New School for Social Research and presented a thesis for an MFA in Performance and Integrated Media Arts at Brooklyn College CUNY. He has lectured for 25 years at the City University of New York. 

Kewulay is founder and Executive Director of Badenya Inc., a non-profit cultural/educational organization that established Dankawalie Secondary School in Sierra Leone. Mr. Kamara serves on UNESCO’s Steering Committee on Foresight and Strategic Planning. In January 2014, Mr. Kamara conducted a two-day futures workshop on transition to adulthood in Sierra Leone. He spends his time between New York and Sierra Leone where he has led a variety of development and cultural preservation initiatives for more than twenty years.

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