Vidoe: One-On-One With Apollo Theater’s Executive Director Kamilah Forbes
– One-on-One with Kamilah Forbes
Kamilah Forbes, executive producer of the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y., joined Andy Gensler, executive editor of Oak View Group’s media & conferences division, in conversation Thursday for VenuesNow’s latest One-on-One livestream interview session.
Forbes, who is also an award-winning director and producer, is inspired by and committed to the development of works by, for and about the Hip-Hop generation. She co-founded the Hip-Hop Theater Festival and worked on “What’s Going On,” the 40th anniversary celebration concert of Marvin Gaye’s seminal conversation with America (with John Legend as Marvin Gaye, Sharon Jones as Tammy Terrell) at the Hollywood Bowl in 2014; One Mic, a month-long multidisciplinary celebration of HipHop Worldwide; and Nas’ 20 Year Anniversary of Illmatic, a celebration of the classic hip-hop album with 96 players from the National Symphony Orchestra.
More recently, she co-produced an adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ National Book Award winner “Between The World and Me” with music by Jason Moran featuring actors Angela Bassett and Joe Morton and musicians Ledisi, Black Thought, Common, TI and Killer Mike.