In Conversation: Kamasi Washington and Kamilah Forbes


Kamasi Washington – Apollo Master Artist-In-Residence and Grammy and Emmy nominated multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer – joins Apollo Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes, IN CONVERSATION on the Apollo Digital Stage.

Building on the Apollo’s dedication to creating a diverse 21st-century American performing arts canon, Kamasi Washington, the Grammy and Emmy nominated multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer is the Apollo’s second Master Artist-in-Residence.

The three-year residency provides Kamasi, as a leading artist of color, with a home to create new works, develop and curate programs, support artists of color across disciplines, and also serve as an artistic, educational, and community resource. Washington follows Ta-Nehisi Coates, the Apollo’s inaugural resident artist.

This engaging interview delves into the genres and forms of expression Kamasi is excited to explore, his creative process, what audiences can expect from his residency at the Apollo and includes excerpts from his 2019 performance at the Apollo, released on Amazon Prime Video in 2020.

How to Watch

Apollo Digital Stage




Can’t make the premiere? This conversation will be free to watch on demand on the Apollo Digital Stage.


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