Pippa Fleming on butch, griot identity, and "living in the mainstream"
KPFA interview with writer/director/choreographer/DJ (etc., etc,) Pippa Fleming, and producer and Endangered Species Project activist Grace Dueñas [sic?] , and cellist Naboko Mizaguchi [sic?], on Fleming's performance project "The Ms. K.I.A Chronicles" a "multimedia exploration of African American butch, griot identity in America" taken from her longer work Living In the Mainstream.
Fleming looks at various aspects of identity taking into account the inter-generational questions of identity in relationship to gender, race, national identity, culture and memory.
A little sample of Fleming's stage presence with her performance of "Bitter Pill," from "The Ms. K.I.A. Chronicles" production at the Museum of the African Diaspora in 2007.