Dasan Ahanu

CDS Courses Instructor

Dasan Ahanu is an award-winning poet and emcee. He is an Alumni Nasir Jones Fellow of Harvard’s Hip Hop Archive and Research Institute, resident artist at the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center, and visiting lecturer in the Music Department at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has performed across the country, appeared on national radio and TV, published four books of poetry, and been featured on numerous recordings. He works with organizations and institutions to develop effective arts strategies to enhance their work in the community. Dasan is currently managing a grant funded initiative as the Rothwell Mellon Program Director for Creative Futures with Carolina Performing Arts. He swings a mean pen and represents the SOUTH.

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