Urban Music Award Winner Omékongo Dibinga is a spoken word artist, rapper, actor, activist, and Founder & CEO of Free Your Mind Publishing. A first generation Congolese-American, Omékongo writes and performs poetry in English, French and Swahili. His first CD, A Young Black Man’s Anthem: Love, Afrika and Revolution Revisited, won the 2003 Cambridge Poetry Award for Best CD. His fourth and most recent CD is a rap & spoken word hybrid entitled, Reality Show. He has lectured at universities and poetry venues nationwide and has performed in South Africa, England, Congo-Kinshasa, Tanzania, France, Cuba, and Canada. A dedicated educator for over 20 years, Omékongo focuses his talents on bridge building between young Africans throughout the Diaspora and helping to improve cultural understanding among all races.
Art with Meaning
- Speaker’s website
- “The Accidental Ambassador.” TEDxGeorgetown. 20 November 2014.
- Interview with Library of Congress. 12 April 2013.
Writers, Masses, Multitudes:
Liberation Movements and the Neo-Liberal World Order | February 14, 2007
The Critical Legacies of Decolonization