Ancient Source. Modern Inspiration.
Though it has been largely overshadowed by Egypt and written out of history, ancient Nubia and its powerful legacy continue to call out to us from our ancient human past. We may still drink from the well of ancient Nubia’s culture, power, beauty, art, and imagination. Yes, it still lives and inspires us today!
Join literary performer Regie Gibson and musical guests for an original musical-poetic performance inspired by the art and culture of ancient Nubia—from the grandest sand-swept pyramids of Meroe to the most delicate pottery and jewelry shaped by hand —in the galleries of “Ancient Nubia Now.”
Literary performer Regie Gibson has lectured and performed widely in the US, Cuba, and Europe. As a representative of the US, Regie competed for and received the Absolute Poetry Award in Monfalcone, Italy. He and his work appear in love jones, a feature film based on events in his life. He’s been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam as well as various NPR programs, has been a featured presenter for several Ted X events, and has been nominated for a Boston Emmy. He’s served as a consultant for both the National Endowment for the Arts “How Art Works” initiative and the “Mere Distinction of Color,” an exhibit at James Madison’s Montpelier, examining the legacy of slavery and the US Constitution. Regie has performed with and composed texts for The Boston City Singers, The Mystic Chorale, and the Handel+Haydn Society. He’s been published in Poetry magazine, Harvard’s Divinity magazine, and The Iowa Review, among others. His volume of poems, Storms Beneath the Skin, has received the Golden Pen Award, and he is a recent recipient of a 2017 Brother Thomas Fellowship for Artistic Excellence from The Boston Foundation.