• Videos

    Check out a selection of FreeQuency's poetry.
    For more, check out the FreeQuency playlist on Write About Now playlist 

    Yo Masculinity So Fragile

    Filmed at the 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam Write About Now Cypher

    The Gospel of Colonization

    Filmed at the 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam where FreeQuency placed 1st overall

    The 7 Deadly American Sins

    Filmed by the good folks over at Button Poetry during the 2014 Texas Grand Slam where FreeQuency placed 5th overall

    Lessons on Being An African Immigrant in America

    Filmed by the good folks at Poetry Slam Inc on finals stage at the 2014 National Poetry Slam in Oakland where Slam New Orleans took 3rd place overall.

    The Joys of Motherhood

    Filmed by the good folks at Button Poetry during the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam in Albuquerque, New Mexico where FreeQuency placed 10th overall

    The "I'm Sorry" Poem

    Filmed by the good folks over at Button Poetry during the 2016 Southern Fried Poetry Slam where Team SNO won for the first time.

    Dear White People

    Filmed by the good folks at Poetry Slam Inc. at the 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam where FreeQuency tied for 3rd place overall

    For Sandra Bland

    Filmed by the good folks at Poetry Slam Inc. at the 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam where FreeQuency tied for 3rd place overall

    Audio

    Slam New Orleans aka Team SNO is a collective of performance poets, educators, youth workers, activists and students that strive to promote spoken word poetry as a means of artistic expression, community engagement and literacy expansion. Team SNO has attended 4 of the past 5 National Poetry Slam competitions, earning 3 national titles in this short amount of time. We’ll be featuring three of the groups poets: Honey Sanaa, Kataalyst Alcindor and Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa. Originally aired on April 13th 2016.

     

    My last mix was a retrospective on 90s Hip Hop that included no rappers who identify as female. Obviously this was not on purpose, but it is absolutely proof positive of how deeply I have internalized the patriarchy. Some of the best rappers of all time identify as women, so I've decided to create a mix that only includes female MCs and spoken word artists.

     

    "The fierce willingness to repudiate domination in a holistic manner is the starting point for progressive cultural revolution." - bell hooks

     

    Photo credit: www.renetimmermans.com/

     

    Shaun is joined by Mwende Katwiwa (AKA FreeQuency) from Team Slam New Orleans, the city’s award winning (they got first place in both the 2012 and 2013 National Poetry Slam) slam poetry team. Originally aired August 6th 2015.

    Mwende Katwiwa aka Freequency talks with Gahiji on her book and experience “Becoming Black.”

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