Danjuma Gaskin is a multi-talented artist whose involvement with MPAACT began in 1992, during its early years as a touring company performing jazz poetry. At the age of16, he launched his professional career as a percussionist while studying West African/Malinke music under the apprenticeship of Asante Nalls, a former member of Chicago’s
internationally renowned MUNTU Dance Theater. Danjuma left the company in 1994 to attend the University of Notre Dame. While at university he performed with Sabor Latino, a campus salsa band, which exposed him to various styles and rhythms of the African Diaspora in the Americas. In 1999 Danjuma received a Bachelor of Architecture
degree and returned to MPAACT after a five year hiatus to contribute both his technical and artistic talents. Mr. Gaskin currently serves as both a musician and scenographic designer. His credits as a designer include Fascia, The Devine Order of Becoming, and Zulu Fits.
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