Originally from Detroit Michigan, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is an American curator, cultural producer, community organizer, artist, and poet. Currently, he serves as Assistant Curator in Humanities and Engagement at New York Live Arts where he organizes and oversees all community engagement events, lectures, and public discussions. He is a 2012 Live Arts Brewery Fellow as a part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, a 2011 Fellow as a part of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and an inaugural graduate member of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University. In 2012 Kosoko published “Notes on an Urban Kill-Floor: Poems for Detroit” (Old City Publishing). He is honored to be recently appointed to the Board of Trustees at Dance USA, the national service organization for Dance Professionals. As a writer and cultural critic, he has contributed essays and columns for BAC Stories, The Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Dance Journal, Broad Street Review, and Critical Correspondence.
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"Beyonce Voters - My favorite thing today. lol"

July 9, 2014 - 7:41pm
“Beyonce Voters - My favorite thing today. lol”

- http://beyoncevoters.tumblr.com/

BAC Stories

July 6, 2014 - 1:05pm
BAC Stories:

My profile piece on artist Octavio Campos commissioned by Baryshnikov Arts Center. 

Dancing with the fabulous Leah Stein in Philadelphia is always...

June 28, 2014 - 11:05am


Dancing with the fabulous Leah Stein in Philadelphia is always such a joy! I’ve been working with Leah for 10 years now. Her practice continues to heals my spirit. Thank you @LeahStein

#karawalkerdomino

June 27, 2014 - 6:13pm


#karawalkerdomino

Urban Bush Women Retreat #powerful

June 7, 2014 - 9:56pm


Urban Bush Women Retreat #powerful

Urban Bush Women Retreat #powerful

June 7, 2014 - 9:54pm


Urban Bush Women Retreat #powerful

Fellow people of Saturn. Join me tonight for Beautiful Noise in...

June 6, 2014 - 12:43pm


Fellow people of Saturn. Join me tonight for Beautiful Noise in Philly. 8pm

This Sat - May 31 at 8pm my work is being showcased in this...

May 27, 2014 - 12:09pm


This Sat - May 31 at 8pm my work is being showcased in this awesome event. Curated by the Brooklyn based trio ‘CATCH’ at Christ Church Neighborhood House, in Old City Philly!

My yogi friends! #jamaica

May 15, 2014 - 5:44pm


My yogi friends! #jamaica

June 6th it’s going down! So excited to celebrate the one...

May 2, 2014 - 7:52am


June 6th it’s going down! So excited to celebrate the one and only Sun Ra…

Dream Come True! To work with the one and only Ursula Rucker! My...

April 28, 2014 - 12:52pm


Dream Come True! To work with the one and only Ursula Rucker! My heart is so full.

Just hanging with my favorite poets!

April 27, 2014 - 12:04am


Just hanging with my favorite poets!

Yes, none other than the great playwright and poet Ntozake...

April 16, 2014 - 6:11pm


Yes, none other than the great playwright and poet Ntozake Shange visiting us at @nylivearts for a special sneak peek at #Dianne McIntyre’s new dance premiere! #NYC #jamesbaldwinthistime

Waspy Fiction aka Songs To Make Your White Girl Cry is comin to...

April 11, 2014 - 12:16am


Waspy Fiction aka Songs To Make Your White Girl Cry is comin to Movement Research at Judson Church, NYC on June 9th *FREE*

@kingobservesearth curates another awesome event. Check it out...

April 6, 2014 - 1:57pm


@kingobservesearth curates another awesome event. Check it out next Sunday at MoMA PS1!

It’s coming! Are you ready? James Baldwin, This Time!...

April 3, 2014 - 12:55am


It’s coming! Are you ready? James Baldwin, This Time! @nylivearts

Love this! #jamesbaldwin @nylivearts #jamesbaldwinthistime!

March 19, 2014 - 8:47am


Love this! #jamesbaldwin @nylivearts #jamesbaldwinthistime!

Dance Star! Rise on up Mr Abraham…

March 16, 2014 - 11:15pm


Dance Star! Rise on up Mr Abraham…

This amazingly potent quote by #JamesBaldwin was removed from...

March 13, 2014 - 10:21pm


This amazingly potent quote by #JamesBaldwin was removed from fb! Why?

Excited to be reading my poetry at BMCC next month! March 27th...

February 26, 2014 - 9:15pm


Excited to be reading my poetry at BMCC next month! March 27th at 2pm I’ll be reading some new pieces from my next collection “Naming the Devil IBLIS”

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