This week on ePa Live:
Nana Malaya; Actress, Dancer, Singer, Storyteller, Poet & Writer Director and founder of the Nubian Institute. Malaya, also known as “The Dancing Diplomat,” is joining ePa Live to discuss her work, women and sisterhood today, as part of Women’s History Month commemoration.
Nana Malaya has been a featured performer in many major venues including The Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institute, Discovery Theatre, The Historic Lincoln Theatre, The Aro, The Lianer, The Harlem National Black Theatre & many more! She has toured and graced the stage with Malcolm Jamal Warner, Phyliss Stickney, Phyliss Hyman, Stevie Wonder, Miriam Makeba, Bill T. Jones, Alice Coltrane & numerous others!
Nana Malaya is also a celebrity mom! Her son is Lamman Rucker who began his career on the daytime soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children, before roles in The Temptations, Tyler Perry’s films Why Did I Get Married?, Why Did I Get Married Too?, and Meet the Browns, and its television adaptation.
Sheila Brown, JD, Health & Wellness Coach and Garveyite also joined the talk to discuss the legacy of one of the most important women of the 20th century, Amy Jacques Garvey. Although much is known about her trailblazing husband, Black leader and Pan-Africanist, The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, not much is known about her own work alongside him that galvanized the Garvey movement and advanced the work of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) on a global level.
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