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KWAME EDWARDS: 

Kwame {Kwame Ismail, 龙酷凯 , DJ KMATiKC}  is an aesthetic engineer, ethnographic filmmaker, college professor, DJ, author, and sneaker enthusiast from Washington, DC. His goal is to share help share the 21st century stories of the western African Diaspora as they traverse the planet Earth through film and scholarly articles. The courses he has taught range from collegiate level social science and statistics courses to secondary school social studies classes to AP classes. He has also taught geometry and language arts in a juvenile detention center. Kwame has lived, DJ'd, and taught in both Shenzhen, China; and Doha, Qatar. He has also DJ'd in Macau, Hong Kong, and various cities in the United States and the People's Republic of China. His latest ethnographic series are "Black In China 黑人在中国," which chronicles the experiences of 88 Black westerners living in the People's Republic of China; and  "Black in Doha [السود في الدوحة قطر]," which chronicles the experiences of 13 Black westerners living in the city of Doha, Qatar. He is currently working hard on his first feature length documentary and his memoir.

FILM

 

2019

68

Director, Executive Producer, Writer, Editor

2018

Black In China 黑人在中国  (season 3)

Creator, Producer, Videographer, Ethnographer, Editor

2017

Black In China 黑人在中国  (season 3)

Creator, Producer, Videographer, Ethnographer

THE 6 MiNUTE PROJECT

Creator, Director, Producer, Editor, Videographer

2016

Black In China 黑人在中国  (season 2)

Creator, Director, Producer, Editor, Videographer, Ethnographer

 

2015

Black In Doha السود في الدوحة قطر 

Director, Producer, Editor, Videographer, Ethnographer

 

"Hip Hop Is Gay" - True Culture The God

Director, Producer, Editor, Videographer

 

Black In China 黑人在中国  (season 1)

Creator, Director, Producer, Editor, Videographer, Ethnographer

 

Black in China 黑人在中国 series featured on Black Life China website

 

Black Life China podcast interview;  March  2015

2013

Paper Trail [silent short film]

Writer, Director, Producer, Editor, Videographer

 

Reasons Kwame Ismail Should Not Be a Rapper [comedic short film]

Writer, Director, Producer, Editor, Videographer, Actor

 

 

Blogs

“Sand Travels”

[KMATiKCinQatar.tumblr.com]

 

“Kwame’s Laowai Adventure”

[KMATiKCinChina.tumblr.com]

 

 

Radio

Yeyan Radio: “Rough Around the Edges” [2014-2016] 

 

WMBC Freeform Radio: “Rough Around the Edges” [2012-2013]

 

 

 

Print

Black Westerners in China ethnography (in process) 

 

One Love on the Nile (Get Far Magazine)

 

Crank That Bass (M.A. Thesis)

 

 

 

Presentations

2016 Cultural Appropriation vs Appreciation in the East Asian Hip Hop; International Hip Hop Studies Conference; University of Cambridge

 

2014 The Shenzhen Struggle; Ameson Year in China 1st Annual Photo Essay Contest

 

2013 Crank That Bass; Graduate Research Conference; University of Maryland Baltimore County

 

2009 Does Birth Order Affect Self-Esteem; National Association of African American Honors Programs National Conference; Miami, Florida

Accolades/Honors

Government of the District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (OCTFME) JULY 2019 Filmmaker of the Month (FOTM)

POSITIONS

Adjunct Professor -  American University Department of Sociology

Adjunct Professor -  Bowie State University Department of Behavioral Sciences & Human Services; Department of Fine & Performing Arts

 

Adjunct Professor  - Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC-Essex) School of Wellness, Education, Behavior & Social Sciences

Adjunct Professor  - Morgan State University Department of Sociology & Anthropology 

 

Adjunct Professor - Prince George's Community College (PGCC) Psychological & Sociological Sciences Department

Adjunct Professor -  University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration & Policy

 

Program Manager - Bowie State University  Study Abroad  

Guest Lecturer黑龙江大学 [Heilongjiang University]

Guest Lecturer - Universidad de La Habana [The University of Havana]

 

International Correspondent -  Get Far Magazine

 

International DJ

 

International School Curriculum Consultant  (China; Qatar)

 

Nonprofit Consultant - Jared Morgan Solutions LLC.

Grant Panelist - Prince George's Arts & Humanities Council

 

Partner/Founder - 龙酷凯 Films™

Education

TEFL Certificate 

Master of Arts in Applied Sociology - University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

 

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management- University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Bachelor's of Science Sociology (History minor) -Bowie State University