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Christopher Massenburg, better known as Dasan Ahanu on The Aquil Ali Show

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Christopher Massenburg, better known as Dasan Ahanu, is a community organizer, educator, writer, recording and performance artist. In addition to performing, Dasan has hosted many poetry, jazz, Hip Hop, and cultural arts events across the state. He is one of the founders of Black Poetry Theatre (BPT) where he has been a writer, director, producer, and cast member for their productions. Dasan is a resident artist with the St, Joseph’s Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, NC where he has developed poetry and spoken word programming for youth and adults. This programming includes the Jambalaya Soul Slam, a monthly poetry slam series and Jambalaya Soul Academy, a monthly poetry and performance workshop. In addition to coordinating the poetry slam, Dasan has competed regionally and nationally as a founding member and coach of Durham, NC’s own Bull City Slam Team. The team has won two regional championships and achieved a third-place finish nationally. In 2004 Dasan was awarded an Indy Arts Award by Indy Week Magazine for his work in arts and activism. Then in 2015, he was awarded the honor again, the first time in the award's history that has happened.



In 2007 he released his first Hip Hop album as part of the group The Jim Crow Jackson Experiment. Since then, Dasan has been a featured artist on a number of North Carolina Hip Hop recordings. In addition, he has released music as part of the collective The HeavyLight Experience and currently tours as part of the poetry, soul, and Hip Hop live band project, The Originals. Dasan is an alumni Nasir Jones Fellow with the Hip Hop Archive at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. In 2018, Dasan was a contributor to the St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture. He also was a contributing writer to Oxford American’s 2018 Southern Music Issue dedicated to North Carolina music.




His work has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) where he was noted for his appearances on “News and Notes with Ed Gordon” and “State of Things with Frank Stasio.” His writing is featured online and in print publications. He has been showcased on NBC 17, featured on the third season of Lexus Verses and Flow aired on TV One, and in a documentary entitled, Poet Son that aired on WUNC-TV as a part of the North Carolina Visions film series. Dasan has released three full-length books of poetry and multiple spoken word recordings



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If you are looking to find out more about me you can go to www.dasanahanu.com. You can get some merch (limited supplies) on sale now at www.dasanahanustore.com.

You can also find me on IG, YouTube, and Twitter: dasanahanu


Tonight's Feature on is Dasan Ahanu, on The Aquil Ali Show hosted by Aquil Ali, with guest Partner N Rhyme Poetess April J Armstrong


Chris Massenburg is Dasan Ahanu Poet, Emcee, Writer, Playwright, Performance Artist, Lecturer, Educator


Alumni Nasir Jones Fellow - Hip Hop Archive at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University Resident Artist - St. Joseph's Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center Managing Director - Black Poetry Theatre Member - Black Jedi Zulus Founder/Coordinator/Coach - Jambalaya Soul Slam/Bull City Slam Team

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Thank u to Dasan Ahanu for gracing the Chocolate Nation Radio Station, The Aquil Ali Show hosted by Aquil Ali with April J.

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