... bringing visions to life.

VISIONARY. FOUNDER. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: KEMI BENNINGS




LONG STORY SHORT. I AM A PRODUCER,CURATOR, PROMOTOR, POET AND ARTS ACTIVIST, ETC. LIVING IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA. I COMBINE MULTIMEDIA, THEATRICS, MUSIC AND CULTURE TO CREATE UNIQUE EVENTS, PERFORMANCES, AND PRODUCTIONS THAT MOVE, TOUCH AND INSPIRE PEOPLE. I AM A FREE SPIRIT, FORWARD THINKER, AND PASSIONATE LOVER OF LIFE, CULTURE, MUSIC AND THE ARTS .

SHORT STORY LONG. I grew up in Augusta, GA - home of James Brown, The Masters Golf Tournament, and birthplace of the prestigious Morehouse College,
with my parents & three brothers. In my early years, I was fascinated with easy bake ovens, Saturday afternoon cooking shows & candy-striping through the Red Cross.
I actually didn’t go to school for production, theatrics or any other artistic discipline. I spent my college years as a practical nursing major at Augusta Technical College, Georgia Baptist School of Nursing & Georgia State University. Somehow I found my way into the arts through poetry (I always say that poetry found me),
which jump-started this amazing journey into music, art fusion, theatre, culture & my knack for bringing creative vision to life. I have an avid interest in indie artists & have been blessed to work with some very talented people.I enjoy reading, new-age conscious spirituality, travel & great vegetarian food. My mission is to inspire a
generation of artistic change.





EXPERIENCE

Founder
Evolve! Artists Live


Founder/Artistic Director
Soul Sista’s Juke Joint


Producer
Southwest Performing Arts Theatre


Curator
Minister’s Of Sound


Producer/Creative Director
3Women: Voices Of Power


Producer/Creative Director
YourDay Balance Game


Producer/Creative Director
HEART!: free health screening & wellness day for artists


Producer/Creative Director
Mercury: Theatrical Album Release


Marketing Director/Production Consult
Galo Entertainment


Curator
A Great Day In Atlanta






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CAPABILITIES

Production
Think Tank
Creative Conceptualization
Artistic Direction
Theatrical Integration

Poetry

*Workshops
Everything Begin & Ends With Me
Hard Covered Book Binding
Cultivating Collective Thoughts
Poetry In Motion
Healthy Cooking & Nutrition

*Motivational Speaking

*Personal Chef (clients have included)
Tyler Perry
Jenifer Lewis
Kimberly Elise
Reuben Cannon
Ceicly Tyson



WORK I’M MOST PROUD OF
Productions
Ministers Of Sound/ Curator 2013
3Women: Voices Of Power 2012
Mercury: Theatrical Album Release 2012
Soul Sista’s Juke Joint 2002 – present
HEART!: wellness day for artists 2012


Poetry
The Diva’s For Katrina 2005
w. Jenifer Lewis, Loretta Divine,
Nancy Wilson & Sheryl Lee Ralph
Taller Portobelo Norte Art Residency 2009


Workshops/Teaching
Cultivating Collective Thoughts In China 2004
Everything Begins & Ends With Me 2009



Projects/Productions









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EVOLVE! ARTISTS LIVE
P.O. Box 5272
Atlanta, Georgia 31107




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The Take Me Higheredition seeks to inspire a higher sense of spirit, truth, love and purpose; to reignite passion in pursuit of our dreams. Soul Sista's Juke Joint: Take Me Higher will feature jazz vocalist, Kathleen Bertrand, international recording artist, Jhelisa; R&B soul singer/producer Gwen Bunn; singer/songwriter/femcee, Marian Mereba; latin-flavored soul vocalist Malena Perez; dancer/choreographer, Ursula Kendall, and multi-dimensional visual artist, Grace Kisa. This edition will also feature a unique collaboration with esteemed photographer, Shelia Turner with her "Juke Joint" photography Series.



Make Soul Sista's Juke Joint a part of your "31 Days of Jazz"… celebrating the Atlanta Jazz Festival! (click logo for “31 Days of Jazz” calendar)

Juke Joint Happy Hour – 7pm

Featuring Twin Spirit Sponsored by Ale Sharpton & Cathead Vodka