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East Africa Meets West Chapel Hill

Join CJ Suitt and Mugisha Frank as they merge the worlds of East and West.

From Uganda to Chapel Hill in one night through the time and space technologies of Poetry and Dance.

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CJ Suitt is a performance poet, arts educator, and community organizer from Chapel Hill, NC, whose work is rooted in storytelling and social justice. He is committed to speaking truth to power and aims to be a bridge for communities who can't always see themselves in each other. CJ recently made the move into full-time artistry in order to be a bridge for people engaging in relationships across differences and to facilitate dialogue in spaces that are often dominated by fear-driven stereotypes.

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Mugisha Frank is a Rwandan- Ugandan Dance artist based from Kampala, Uganda. Frank has trained in Contemporary dance, breakdance and African traditional dances which he fuses to create a unique artistic identity.

Frank’s work focuses on decolonization of mind and body and unlearning of all he’s been taught as an African man that he feels belittles him and his culture. Through his work, he explores ways in which we can go back to the simple ancient ways of our ancestors - holistic, eco centric and soul centric ways of life.

Frank is also a trained creative facilitator and has worked with young people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. In 2012, he co-founded a company called Soul-Xpressions, which works with youth from all over the world dedicating their time and skills to explore, create and share methodologies that elevate, and nurture each individual in their uniqueness using arts and sports tools.