Bryce DETROIT @ I Do Mind Dying: Live Action Mixtape (VIDEO)

Posted on July 20, 2015

Bryce DETROIT performed “CHOKWE” at Emergence’s “I Do Mind Dying” event last Summer. The song is a powerful dedication to recently gained ancestor Chokwe Lumumba. Learn more about Chokwe Lumumba, a born and raised Detroiter who went on to found the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, and become the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi in this remembrance from Democracy Now!.

This video of Bryce DETROIT is produced by Emergence Media, filmed and edited by Tim Jagielo.

Bryce reclaims the name and turns it into a verb in this  beautiful homage:
CHOKWE: definition
1.) [noun] one who demonstrates self-leadership in spiritual/emotional growth, for personal and community empowerment and development.
2.) the attribute, characteristic, or quality of self-determined, pro-active personal & community leadership.
3.) to behave (personally and interpersonally) with the highest degree of spiritual and moral integrity, while working in benefit of self and community.

Emergence presented the "I Do Mind Dying" Live Action Mixtape on July 19, 2014 at Detroit's New Center Park. The event was hosted by and featured performances from Invincible, Miz Korona, and Tunde Olaniran.

About Bryce DETROIT

BRYCE DETROIT is a Record producer, entertainment justice activist, performing artist and native Detroiter. He grows communities and new economies as president of Detroit Recordings Company, member of Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition, and Director of Community Relations for Cass Corridor Commons.

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C Sharpe and Detroit Urban Stringz (string section)
DJ Los (turntables)


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