blog archive: 04 2012

The Friction, the Mixing, the Weaving: An Interview with Collaborators Mendi + Keith Obadike


By Laura Wetherington

Laura Wetherington: Could you outline how "The Earth Will Hear (for Audre Lorde and Marlon Riggs)" was conceived, composed, and produced?

Mendi + Keith Obadike: We had been planning a series of praise songs for sometime, and these two artists were at the top of our list. We were approached by an arts organization in upstate New York named Denniston Hill (founded by writer Lawrence Chua, painter Julie Merehetu, video…continue reading