Kataalyst Alcindor is a spoken word artist whose work focuses on the people, culture, and history of his beloved native city. The two-time National Poetry Slam Champion was the only poet chosen from thousands of submissions to appear on the second season of Lexus sponsored television show Verse & Flow; a season that earned the show a NAACP Image Award nomination.
Since that performance, he’s gone on to perform his work on some of the nation’s most renowned stages, including PBS’S “The Tavis Smiley Show” in honor of the ten-year commemoration of Hurrican Katrina. As well as America’s capital, Washinton D.C. for the illustrious Kennedy Center.
The published writer of ‘Marrero’ is also a founding member of Slam New Orleans; a multi-national award winning author collective. As well as Evacuteer.org, a local non-profit organization who’s volunteers assist in the event of the mandatory evacuation in the city of New Orleans. With Director and Cinematographer John Fiege, Kataalyst is currently writing for a new film entitled ‘In The Air’; a performance documentary hybrid. The film weaves a story mixing the elements of visual artistry with the reality of environmental justice.