Concert and Mind Body Connection
October 6, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Afternoon Option 1: A Musical Meditation Experience
October 6, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
October 6, 2018, 7:30 pm 8:30 pm
Community Concert and Weekend Close
October 7, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator Regie Gibson, has performed, taught, and lectured at schools, universities, theaters, and various other venues on two continents and in seven countries, including Havana, Cuba. Regie and his work appear in the New Line Cinema film Love Jones, based largely on events in his life. The poem entitled, “Brother to the Night (A Blues for Nina),” appears on the movie soundtrack and is performed by the film’s star, Larenz Tate. Regie performed “Hey Nappyhead” in the film with world-renowned percussionist and composer, Kahil El Zabar, composer of the score for The Lion King musical.
Regie has worked with Gwendolyn Brooks, Roy Ayers, Fareed Haque, Kurt Vonnegut, David Amram, The monks of the Drepong Gamong Monastery, members of the world famous Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Mos Def, David Murray, Sterling Plumpp, Marc Smith, Mark Strand, Reg E. Gaines, Savion Glover, John Legend and many other artists in musical genres including world, celtic, jazz, blues, salsa, and classical european.
Regie is a former National Poetry Slam Individual Champion and was selected one of Chicago Tribune’s Artist of the Year for excellence for poetry. He has co-judged the Chicago Sun-Times Poetry Competition with Marc Smith and Mark Strand, has been regularly featured on N. P. R., and appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam.