Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe

Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe is the director of operations and new media at Afropop Worldwide™. She is a cultural curator and learning strategist focusing on change management. She has a BA in Acting (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London), an MA in Performance Studies (New York University), an MA in Producing Film and Video (American) and an MFA in Film and Digital Technology (Chatham).

Her credits in film, theatre, and musicals include co-starring with Denzel Washington in the Oscar™ nominated film Cry Freedom (Attenborough, Universal). Composer and vocalist credits include Stand Your Ground on the album Two and a Half Years produced by Robert Hodge and Tierney Malone featuring Richard Glasper (Tidal, Soundcloud, iTunes), and the single Mama Afrika produced by Emmy™ winning Emmai Allaquiva. Her producer, director and writer credits include Wade in the Water/Kuomboka, a collaboration with Haitian American composer Daniel Bernard Roumain funded by the Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation and Fundación Legorreta Hernández, is currently touring Mexico through her non-profit global posse production, inc.

Mukwae is a journalist and writer and contributes to blogs that include ITVS and Paris- based peer reviewed journal on African Art and Design, Afrikaada. Her scholarly profile reflects exploring Orature (African spiritual and performative practices), to engage publics to redefine representation and citizenship. This informs her work in social policy and advocacy as a diplomat with Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), Brussels, and the Chairperson General of the Barotse National Freedom Alliance (BNFA).

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