A multi-disciplinary, and multi-award-winning performing artist, writer, and educator. As a pianist/keyboardist, composer, and vocalist, he is a three-time winner of the New England Urban Music Award's "Best Male Jazz Artist" category. He is the keyboardist and resident songwriter for The GroovaLottos, who received six Grammy nominations for their debut album "Ask Yo' Mama". As a writer and spoken-word artist, he is the writer of over 30 plays and performance pieces that have been presented throughout the USA and Canada, as well as the UK and Caribbean; contributed to numerous poetry, short fiction, and essay anthologies and periodicals; a short story collection, A MIXED MEDICINE BAG (Talking Drum, 2007), and a novel, LAND of the BLACK SQUIRRELS (Thirty-three Pages, 2020). He is a tenured professor of Englush and Black Studies at UMass Dartmouth.
Mwalim offers performances of music (jazz, soul, and funk); storytelling and spoken-word poetry; and readings of his texts for all venues, organizations, and coporate events. Can be booked seperately or in combination with other, affiliated artists.
Mwalim offers workshops in creative writing (poetry, prose, and drama); spoken-word/storytelling; and songwriting as single, short term (1-4 week) and long-term (5 - 8 week) workshops and residencies.