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Press and Kind Words


"Spoken word is the combination of enlightening, emotionally charged expression, and

 eloquent writing. Kane Smego is the pure embodiment of the essence of this ancient art form." 


                     —The Legendary Black Ice (Def Poet, Tony Award-winner)

"I've had the privilege to work with Kane and witness his workshops in three of the schools in which I have worked over my 22 years of teaching. Kane brings the perfect combination of stage performance with the ability to teach in intimate and vulnerable spaces with young people who are discovering the power of their voice. Kane is a rare talent in this way, skilled both as a teacher and performer. He has clearly done the work at uncovering his positionality and personal story in an increasingly complex world of intersecting identities while leveraging his artistic gifts to make it better."


Jeremiah Rosenfels

Service Learning Faculty

Urban School of San Francisco


Reviews of Collard Green Music


Indy Weekly

Reviews of Temples of Lung and Air:     

Encore Michigan

Triangle Arts and Entertainment Review

Indy Week Best 15 Theater and Dance Shows of 2018


Appearance on BET Jams:








The video for "North Cack" by G Yamazawa feat. Kane Smego and J Gunn

appeared on BET Jams and went on to win Best Music Video at the

Hip Hop Film Festival in Harlem, NY 2017


Other performance reviews:

Fringe Festival Review (Edinburgh, Scotland)


Indy Weekly Article


The Flying of the Bulls Tour


Next Level Program in Zimbabwe






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