Dahlak Brathwaite is a hip-hop-rooted performance artist, spoken word poet, actor, musician, and writer. He has toured the United States with his one-man show, Spiritrials, since 2015, first gaining prominence when appearing on HBO’s Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry Jam. A OneBeat 2014 fellow, Dahlak is an artist who maximizes his abilities as musician, actor, poet, and educator within the transformational space of the theatre. While in lockdown Dahlak has been working on a number of powerful pieces that address our current times. He will perform some of this new work during the marathon.