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SPIRITRIALS This multi-dimensional play layers character monologues, poetic verse, and selected arrangements from Dahlak’s self-produced Spiritrials soundtrack to create a theatrical piece that blurs the lines between hip-hop and dramatic performance. In Spiritrials, addiction, religion, and the law intersect in a government sponsored drug rehabilitation program. This timely exploration of the criminal justice system follows […]

Other Work


artistic sketch of Dahlaks face

Where We Live: Live Interview

This is a special, post-radio show performance from Dahlak Brathwaite. His performance, Spiritrials, was at the University of Saint Joseph earlier this year. Some language in this video may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Now Is the Moment

At intermission during a recent preview, 20 facilitators, some from the writing corps Youth Speaks, broke the audience up into groups of 30 or so for a brisk whiteboard exercise. Poet Dahlak Brathwaite at the whiteboard during Anna Deveare Smith’s “Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter.” (Cy Musiker/KQED) As audience […]

IPR: Finding a Voice Through Hip Hop and Poetry

Ariana Grande has been forced to cancel her show at the last minute in Portugal due to a bout of illness. The 22-year-old was due to perform at the Rock in Rio Lisboa festival on Sunday night (29May16) in Lisbon, but took to Twitter on Saturday (28May16) to announce she would have to pull out […]

About Dahlak

BIOGRAPHY Dahlak is a multi-faceted hip-hop artist that maximizes his abilities as musician, actor, poet, and educator within the transformational space of the theatre. Since launching into the national spoken word scene by winning the Brave New Voices international poetry slam (as now seen on HBO), Dahlak has been featured on media outlets such as […]