Sekou Sundiata

Performing Arts, 2000

Sekou Sundiata performed extensively as both a bandleader and a poet. He performed at the Smithsonian and was featured on Bill Moyer’s The Language of Life series on poetry. He and Craig Harris created and produced five works for theater. He received fellowships from Sundance Film Institute, New York Foundation for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation, and received the New School’s Distinguished University Teaching award. Sundiata died on July 18, 2007, in Valhalla, New York. He was 58 years old.

Awards and Accomplishments


As part of the tribute to deceased grantee Sekou Sundiata, Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited, Mike Ladd and Carl Rux perform blessing the boats: the remix – A Staged Reading at the Apollo Theater