An Interview with Ahamefule Oluo and Creative Capital Nov 13, 2019
"Growing up, Ahamefule J. Oluo found solace learning how to play the trumpet, and making jokes as a stand-up comedian. As an artist, Oluo has honed his practice combining these two talents into unique artistic performances. His Creative Capital Project, Susan, premieres at On the Boards in Seattle, December 5-8, and at Under the Radar Festival in New York, January 8-13—the performance weaves together Oluo’s original music and comedy to tell a difficult story centering around his mother. When Susan was abandoned by her husband, a Nigerian doctoral student who left her with few resources, she raised two children in Seattle on her own. The story is a tangible crystallization of how race, class, and health issues affect people all over the world every day."
You can read the full interview here.