Whiteboy John and The Seven Saints


How did a kid from Harlem become the biggest heroin dealer in upstate New York, almost overnight? And what would it take for him to turn his back on a mountain of cash?

L. Abdul-Kenyatta has performed as a workshop facilitator and motivational speaker. He is a poet, storyteller, jazz and blues vocalist and a novelist. He was an actor with the San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Children’s Theater for five years.

San Francisco State University, Black Studies Department - (Associate Professor) Lectured on African and African-American History and Literature. His novel FIVE THOUSAND URGENTLY POINTLESS DISTRACTIONS was published in 2000.

He is the 2005 Berkeley Poetry Festival Slam Poetry Champion. He was a member of the Oakland 2004 National Slam Team and the 2006 San Francisco Slam Master, the 2007 Marin County Fair Slam Poetry Champion and a member of the 2007 San Francisco National Slam Team. He appeared in the Jamie De Wolfe film "SMOKED".

Producer and Sound Design: Anna Sussman and Renzo Gorrio