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Karma Mayet

Year 4 Fellow

Brooklyn, NY, Lenapehoking

Multidisciplinary performer and writer Karma Mayet has worked in the theater with directors including Robert Wilson and Bill T. Jones, and with musicians including Martha Redbone, Burnt Sugar, Lizz Wright, Vernon Reid, Meshell Ndegeocello, and The Roots.  She is composer/librettist of Indigo, a Blues opera.  Her poems have appeared in Nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, Cave Canem’s Gathering Ground, and elsewhere.  She is currently a member of the cast of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, the opera. Her newest play, Race Card, was deemed ‘powerful, political theater’ by the New York Times.

Karma Mayet is based in Brooklyn, New York and originally from Chicago, of Mississippi heritage.  Karma Mayet’s gift as a channel of ancestral spirits has informed her life since childhood. Sharing messages from family ancestors and elemental beings, she offers healing modalities grounded in Sacred Rootwork.  Her work with youth in community settings, arts education, and grassroots organizations for the last two decades facilitates the cultivation of peace through justice within relationships. As creator of the Rootsong* practice, she shares the process of somatic improvisation as a tool for personal and communal transformation. As poet, composer/performer, educator, and yogi, Karma brings the same reverence for the Mystery to each modality.