I Do Mind Dying


"I Do Mind Dying" Live Action Mixtape was a collective healing space, a way to honor and uplift so many ancestors, so many still fighting to live full lives of dignity and joy.

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Emergence presented this event 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.

The event was backed by the Live Mixtape Band: Gayelynn McKinney, Ibrahim Jones, Tony Gordon, C Sharpe and Urban Stringz, with DJ Los

The event featured performances by Insite The Riot, Jamaal Versiz May, Tawana Honeycomb Pett)y, Will See Poet MC. Brinae Ali, James Linck, Little Animal, and Bryce.

Throughout the event Carlos (L05) Garcia projected live video animations. There was live visual art making facilitated by Juan Martinez, Halima Cassells and Sterling Toles.

"I Do Mind Dying" was produced in honor of Charity Mahouna Hicks' call to "Wage Love", and in honor of Cheri Sheddy Rollins Sanchez. Please support the bereavement fund for Sheddy's mom here.



Music with a Message: Invincible, Miz Korona & Tunde Olaniran Create a Live-Action Mix-Tape (WDET News)

Collaborative concert spotlights the ancestors (Michigan Citizen)


Emergence partnered with filmmaker Tim Jagielo to create a series of 12 videos documenting this monumental event. Click the link below to view the full collection.

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