Coming Up


March 24, 25
Mendi reads at the Virginia Festival of the Book --Charlottesville, VA
"True Grits" Reading with Cave Canem, March 24, UVA Bookstore, 4pm
Reading with Carolina African American Writers’ Collective, March 25 ,UVA Bookstore, 2-3:30pm.

March 31
United Nations Poetry Reading Series--Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry
Center for Documentary Studies--Durham, NC. Keith is recording the event. Mendi is the Durham Organizer.


Mendi reads with CAAWC in Greensboro, April 8.

Mendi and Keith perform at the Blue Roach Poetry Series, April 19.
Duke University--Durham, NC

Mendi gives a talk entitled  "Hear My Train Acomin’: An Acoustemology of Blackness in Space"at the Popular Culture Association conference.  Philadelphia, PA, April 14.

Keith and Mendi have a collaborative piece: "my hands/wishful thinking" at the Race and Digital Space conference at MIT. Keith's "Uli Suite" will also be presented.


Mendi reads in New York with Cave Canem, May 7.


Mendi gives a talk on black aurality at the Mellon Minority graduate student conference at Duke University.

Mendi attends Cave Canem poetry retreat/workshop.




Mendi is teaching a course entitled "True Stories" as a Teaching Assistant to Prof. Jane Gaines at Duke University.


To Conserve A Legacy American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (North Carolina Central University Art Museum, Center for Documentary Studies and Duke University Museum of Art), organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Keith is the Exhibition Coordinator for Durham, NC, May- December 2000

Mendi and Keith contribute audio to Collective Jukebox, an international sound art exhibition traveling in France 2001.

Keith contributes sounds to Audio Art Generator, an online sound art competition Austria2000

Infos 2000 Net Art Slovenia. Keith's "My Hands/41/19:Memorial for Amadou Diallo" is online.

Mendi teaches "Music as a Social Practice" as a Teaching Assistant to Prof. Michael Chanan at Duke University.

Keith presents Automatic, an outdoor site specific sound installation created for the Transmissions Festival 2000.

Keith presents Sex Machines (sound installation and web sound piece) 1999-2000 February- April NCCU Fine Arts Building. This piece is now online at Audiophfile 6.0.

Mendi gives a presentation entitled "Humor and the Aural Text, White Boy Shuffle". Duke University, Durham, NC

Diversity Week Poetry Reading, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mendi reads with Carolina African American Writers’ Collective

Youth Document Durham Sound Workshop 2000. Keith gives a two day sound editing workshop for junior high school students conducting documentary work..

Mendi attends Cave Canem. Cranbrook--Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Mendi gives a talk entitled "Out of Tune: Music, Noise and Blackness" in the Literature Program symposium, Duke University.

Mendi reads with the Four Bean Stew. Mary Lou Williams Center. Duke University--Durham, NC


Keith's The Uli Suite--a sound art composition--goes online with the Danish Film Institute (http// in the sonik section

Writer’s Archive 1999-2000 Keith records readings by John Edgar Wideman, Luis Rodriguez, Alan Gurganus and Randall Kenan at the Center for Documentary Studies

Keith is Sound Operator for American Dance Festival Free To Dance (An ADF film) produced by Davis Lacey. feat. Bill T. Jones, Chuck Davis and Dawn Watson.

Keith curates the African Diaspora Film Series (Isaac Julien, Coco Fusco and others) at the Center for Documentary Studies, November 1999 - April 2000

Mendi develops and teaches a course entitled "Sound and Black Identity" at Duke University.

Keith is Assistant Technical Director for Manbites Dog Theater / Tim Miller Shirts & Skin.