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the philosophy and art of sho baraka


After being educated at Tuskegee University and the University of North Texas, where he studied Television/Film, Anthropology, and Public Administration, Sho Baraka has spent the last 14 years traveling the world as a recording artist, performer, culture curator, and writer. His overseas work has ranged from leading seminars about race relations in South Africa to establishing artist hubs in Indonesia.


Whether he’s in the classroom as a professor, on camera as an actor, in the streets as an activist, or in the boardroom as a director, Sho is combining his artistic platform with his academic pursuits to contribute a unique perspective in multiple arenas, while attempting to raise the culture.


Sho is a co-founder of Forth District and The And Campaign. Sho was also an Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest University as well as an original member of internationally known hip-hop consortium 116 Clique and record label, Reach Records. 


Sho lives in Atlanta, GA with Patreece, his wife of 17 years, and their three children.

what sho's up to+ 

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