Arts & Context: Oddisee
Oddisee With KidEthnic
An Arts & Context Discussion
Acclaimed rapper and producer Oddisee sits down with Durham videographer Saleem Reshamwala (aka KidEthnic) for a free public conversation touching on Oddisee’s music, career, and how his Sudanese-American heritage has indelibly informed his art and identity in post-9/11 America. Oddisee’s residency will culminate in a full-band performance at Motorco Music Hall in downtown Durham on the evening of Thursday, October 18.
Free and open to the public. Light lunch provided by Pie Pushers. Arts & Context is co-sponsored by Duke Performances, the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, The Pinhook, and Pie Pushers.
The son of Sudanese and American parents, Amir Mohamed (aka Oddisee) was born and raised in Washington, DC, spending his summers in Khartoum learning Arabic and swimming in the Nile. Growing up amidst the sounds of New York hip hop, Go-Go, gospel, and his father’s oud playing, Amir took his…...Read More
Saleem Reshamwala (aka KidEthnic) is a videographer based in Durham, N.C. whose work has focused on culture, race, and music. Reshamwala has created work for LinkedIn, Soccer.com, and PBS Digital Studios, for which he filmed rappers and beatmakers in Senegal, Ethiopia, Fiji, Panama, and the Democratic Republic of Congo for…...Read More