The Kennedy Center

Saul Williams



Biography

Williams has been breaking ground since his debut album, Amethyst Rock Star, was released in 2001 and executive produced by Rick Rubin. After gaining global fame for his poetry and writings at the turn of the century, Williams has performed in over 30 countries and read in over 300 universities, with invitations that have spanned from the White House, the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, The Louvre, The Getty Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, to countless, villages, townships, community centers, and prisons across the world. The Newburgh, New York native gained a BA from Morehouse and an MFA from Tisch, and has gone on to record with Nine Inch Nails and Allen Ginsburg, as well as countless film and television appearances.

Upcoming Events

  • <em>JFK Jukebox: In Homage to JFK’s Legacy in Civil Rights</em> JFK Jukebox: In Homage to JFK’s Legacy in Civil Rights

    In celebration of President Kennedy, this evening of music informed by the Civil Rights Movement includes performances by the Mivos Quartet with spoken word artist Saul Williams, David T. Little and his band Newspeak, and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble. 

  • <em>JFK Jukebox: In Homage to JFK’s Legacy in Civil Rights</em> JFK Jukebox: In Homage to JFK’s Legacy in Civil Rights

    In celebration of President Kennedy, this evening of music informed by the Civil Rights Movement includes performances by the Mivos Quartet with spoken word artist Saul Williams, David T. Little and his band Newspeak, and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble. 

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