Kataalyst Alcindor — Poet
Kataalyst Alcindor is a New Orleanian who carries his city with him wherever he goes. His poetry is a continuous ode to those he respects, his ancestors, and his heroes. A two-time National Poetry Slam Champion, he was the only poet chosen from thousands of submissions to appear on the second season of the Lexus Verses & Flow national television series.
He has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of An American Playlist: Music & Verse alongside Black Thought and Questlove of the legendary hip-hop house band The Roots, a performance that earned him the NAACP Image Award nomination.
He has performed at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live, New York’s Nuyorican Cafe, and his city’s own Mahalia Jackson Theater. He can be seen at Verses and Flow as well as on the indie music website Liveset.com.