E.G. Bailey nominated for the Independent Music Award
E.G. Bailey’s ‘American Afrikan’ album nominated for the Independent Music Award’s Eclectic… [more]
New Beginnings: The Story of Liberians in Minnesota
New Beginnings: The Story of Liberians in Minnesota For some time now, Minnesota has been a refuge… [more]
‘American Afrikan’ on 3 Minute Egg
At a time when bombast and personal invective rule the spoken word arena, E.G. Bailey is a poetic voice… [more]
Interview with On Deck Magazine
Interview: E.G. Bailey by On Deck Magazine, July 2010 We would like to introduce you to spoken word… [more]
American Afrikan Release
Tru Ruts/Speakeasy Records presents: AMERICAN AFRIKAN e.g. bailey debut mixes poetry, jazz, electronica,… [more]
Spoken-word work gets right to the point
CD review: Spoken-word work gets right to the point By John Ziegler, Duluth News Tribune He can come… [more]
E.G. Bailey: American Afrikan Review
E.G. Bailey: American Afrikan Review by Jon Behm, Reviler I am not going to qualify my review of E.G.… [more]
M.anifest + e.g. bailey School Us On Our ‘Afrikan’ Roots
First Spin M.anifest + e.g. bailey School Us On Our 'Afrikan' Roots by ill Mami Years ago when I… [more]
Tru Ruts presents Free download of E.G. Bailey’s ‘Oracles of Equiano (Starskie’s Pushing Mix)’
More than any other performance art, spoken-word is subject to stereotypes. Everyone knows that spoken-word… [more]
Congratulations to E.G. Bailey on his nomination. Presented by the Music Resource Group, with judges including Tom Waits, Seal, Suzanne Vega, Adam Duritz and others, the Independent Music Awards is an international program that honors top-ranked independent artists and releases.
e.g. bailey + Sha Cage produce radio documentary about Liberian community in Minnesota, providing an overview of where the community stands today, the contributions it has made to the state and what the future holds.
The Late Nite Series was created by Laurie Carlos as an experimental stage for artists to share everything from fine-tuned work to works in development, from solo musings to full band sets.
We would like to introduce you to spoken word artist, E.G. Bailey. He is a dynamic performer and an icon of spoken word in Minnesota as an innovator and founder of numerous organizations and projects that have helped to bring the spoken word community in Minnesota to the forefront.
So what’s surprising about Bailey’s debut album isn’t its aural cinema—linking what sounds like a slave ship hull to the voice of Martin Luther King Jr. to field recordings of rapper Idris Goodwin (talking about blackness) and Liberian folk songs—but how great it is as music.
The Twin Cities would not be the same without e.g. bailey. Even if you’ve never met him, you’ve most likely heard his voice on the radio, experienced one of his many theatrical productions or concerts and albums he has produced through Tru Ruts Endeavors/Speakeasy Records.
e.g. bailey celebrated the release of his debut spoken word album “American Afrikan” with an innovative, multi-media performance Saturday night at the Bedlam Theater with fellow poets, musicians and supporters.
Tuo Tuo (Liberian Children’s Song) Children’s song by siblings + family Recorded in Saclepea, Liberia by e.g. bailey Tuo Tuo by e.g. bailey
At a time when bombast and personal invective rule the spoken word arena, E.G. Bailey is a poetic voice of traditional and global perspective.
This Child Will Be Great by e.g. bailey
Oracles of Equiano (Starskie’s Pushing Mix) Produced by Starskie Music by Starskie Written by e.g. bailey (E. Bailey, O. Knabben) Oracles of Equiano (Starkie’s Pushing Mix) by e.g. bailey
AMERICAN AFRIKAN Quotes + Comments Press: “There is so much history, culture and experience packed in American Afrikan that to summarize would be to attempt to summarize all of African American experience.” – Jon Behm (Reviler) “So what’s surprising about Bailey’s debut album isn’t its aural cinema but how great it is as music. The [...]
The Unknown Soldier Produced by e.g. bailey + Ben Durrant Music by DJ Limbs Written by e.g. bailey Additional voice by Sha Cage (E. Bailey, V. Carreon, S. Cage) The Unknown Soldier by e.g. bailey
American Afrikan Press Release • Listen • Liner Notes • Quotes Click on each of the track titles to listen to the track, plus additional information and notes about each track. 1. Professor Goodwin’s Preface 2. Liberia 3. Love Songs In Middle Passage: Africans in America 4. The Unknown Soldier 5. K Street Blues: The [...]
American Afrikan (M.ANIFESTations Mix) (featuring M.anifest) Produced by e.g. bailey + Ben Durrant Music by Katrah Quey Written by e.g. bailey + M.anifest (E. Bailey, K. Tsikata, D. Hollins) [bandcamp track=119512331 size=venti bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB]
American Afrikan (featuring Afrika 7 <e.g. bailey + Ibé Kaba + Sankaradjeki>) Produced by e.g. bailey + Ben Durrant Music by Katrah Quey Written by e.g. bailey + Ibe Kaba + Sankaradjeki Background vocals by Mankwe Ndosi (E. Bailey, I. Kaba, J.E. Joss, M. Ndois, D. Hollins) [bandcamp track=2184096458 size=venti bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB]