Dahlak
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Dahlak

Sacramento, California, United States

Sacramento, California, United States
Band Spoken Word Soul

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“Brathwaite…scathing, darkly irreverent…”
- Boston Globe
- Boston Globe


"The brand of humor, tragedy and the mastery of language Dahlak displays has rarely been voiced through hip-hop since groups like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Black Star, Nas and The Roots did in the early to late 90's"

- Sacramento News & Review


“…can keep a crowd on its toes while making them think, laugh, and cry all at once.”

- SF Bay Guardian


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A multi-disciplinary artist armed with a triple threat, Dahlak fuses his skills of poetry, hip-hop, and theatre to create his unique spoken word performance. Dahlak quickly gained recognition in the spoken word scene by winning 2 Bay Area Teen Poetry Slams and the 2003 Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam within a year. As a member of the internationally recognized spoken word collective iLL-Literacy, Dahlak went on to tour throughout the United States, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. He has shared the stage with such artists as Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Last Poets, KRS-One, Afrika Bambataa, and Saul Williams. Going beyond the realm of live performance, Dahlak has shared his work on the Tavis Smiley Show and been featured on the 5th and 6th season HBO's Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam.