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Leaders of the New School

Leaders of the New School Artist Profiles
By Khalil Ekulona
Companion to the current cover story in the Perspective magazine

(Contact Ron Wallace at rwkid20@aol.com to receive a list of distribution locations for the Perspective 2 in order to see the featured story)

To define the young black artists in ABQ as diverse does not give enough credit to the wide range of skills and talents they have amassed. From artists to designers, DJ’s to dancers, singer/songwriters to emcees, and actors to models. These young artisans are carving their way into the hearts and minds of an audience hungry for creative sustenance. Meet your artistic chefs preparing food for the soul.

Xian Bass
Age: 25
Lyricist, performing artist, choreographer, model
www.xplosivexpression.com

Dee Brown
Age: 27
Musician, singer-songwriter, producer

Zack Freeman
age: 35
Alternative hip hop artist, solo live looping beatboxer

Khalid Binsunni
Age: 19
Poet (Abq Local scene), visual artist (Padawan level), emcee/songwriter (For the Band Samurai Machine Gun), promoter, activist
K.binzoomz@gmail.com

Miguel Angel “Mickey” Figueroa
Age:19
Practitioner of Poetry, Visual Arts, Music.
mickeydungun@gmail.com

Mikey Muppetuno Mayes
Age: 20
BBoying(breaking)

Quela Robinson
Age: 38
DJ, and rookie burlesque performer

Karsten Creightney
Age: 35
Painter and Print maker
www.creightney.com

Melvin Mayes/JUNGLE ONE
age: 31
Painter, illustrator, emcee
melmayes2009@gmail.com

Richard “Josef Scott” Powdrell
Age: 26
R&B Singer, Songwriter, producer, performing artist, poet

Benjamin Eagle
Age:38
Actor, writer, performer, musician
benjamin.robert.eagle@gmail.com

Khalil Ekulona
Age: 38
Producer, Record Label Executive, Writer, Emcee, Performer

Hakim Bellamy
Age: 34
Poet, emcee, performer, writer, actor
www.hakimbe.com

Catherine Powdrell
Age: 24
Vocal Soloist and back up vocalist for other local artists
Cattie257@live.com