"A Mixed Medicine Bag brings together the voices of African and Native American storytellers through this young griot. Mwalim *7 )'s tales honor the ancestors." --Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets
"Mwalim's brand of storytelling is a unique and engaging blend of social commentary, intertwined with wry humor for all ages." --Ed Bullins, Renowned Playwright, Distinguished Artist-In-Residence, Northeastern University
"Mwalim is a Native-Afro street poet and storyteller whose flow takes you through the valleys and mountains of a world as experienced by a Black Wampanoag Warrior who keeps it real all of the time!" --Cedric "Qaqeemasq" Cromwell (Running Bear), Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council Board Member
About the Author
Mwalim (Morgan James Peters, I) is an award winning, Mashpee Wampanoag performing artist, writer, and educator. A master storyteller, his body of work includes many plays, stories, performance pieces, essays, poems, articles, and musical compositions. Growing up immersed in the oral traditions of his Black and Northeastern Native American heritages, Mwalim is a keeper of both the New World Griot and Wampanoag Ahanaeenun (Clown) traditions. His body of work is a rich blend of humor, folk-wisdom, and social commentary. As a performer his stages have included theatres, coffeehouses, powwows, festivals, nightclubs, colleges, museums, schools, jails, temples, libraries, and street corners throughout the USA and Canada. He is a recording artist on Midnight Groove Records. As a folklorist and educator, Mwalim has been an artist-in-residence and lecturer at arts and educational institutions throughout the eastern United States. An Assistant Professor of English and African/ African American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, his Black Folklore & Aesthetics course is one of the most popular classes on campus. Mwalim is a playwright-in-residence at New African Company in Boston, and a Historian for the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. He is a past recipient of the Longwood Cyber Artist Fellowship, the 2003 New York Theatre Forum's "Outstanding New Playwright" award, and a three-time recipient of the Ira Aldridge Fellowship. Mwalim earned his BA in Music and MS in Film from Boston University as well as an MFA from Goddard College. Mwalim currently lives in the National Wampanoag Territory (Southeastern Massachusetts) with his son, Zyggi.