Hello My Name Is… Dwayne P. Mitchell

by The BCA

On Thursday, February 16, Dwayne P. Mitchell, the curator of #HellaBlack Live MixTape Vol. 5, gives a preview of #HellaBlack by sharing about his curatorial process, and the inspiration behind “Soul.”

#HellaBlack is an interdisciplinary live mixtape BCA organizes each year to highlight Black artistry throughout the community. #HellaBlack Live Mixtape Vol 5: Soul, this time curated by Dwayne P. Mitchell, aims to once again amplify the voices of rising Black and brown artists from Boston.

When we consider the word ‘Soul,’ and the many intersections of this term, its iterations are rooted in tradition, artistry, and feelings that celebrate the very essence of Blackness in spaces for Black people by Black people.

About the Artist

Dwayne P. Mitchell is an award-winning artist, activist, and actor, committed to creating space and opportunity for young Black artists and creators of color in every area of the arts. He earned a BA in Music from Fisk University, a historically Black institution. He also holds an MFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Having lived, worked, served, and taught in the Boston community, Dwayne informs us that he is “honored to reunite with this community’s network of Black creators as an artist and as the curator for #HellaBlack Live MixTape Vol. 5: Soul.”