What’s Hot! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander S4E1 – Kamilah Forbes

by G.Keith Alexander


The Apollo’s Visionary: A Conversation with Kamilah Forbes

January 5, 2024
Hosted By: G.Keith Alexander

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Kamilah Forbes is the Executive Producer of the Apollo in addition to her work as an esteemed award-winning director and producer for theater and television. Ms. Forbes is a powerful leader, widely known for her ability and commitment to continue to highlight the ideas, complexities, and work of a1tists in the hip-hop community and beyond. She has received awards for both directing and producing, including the 2019 NBTF Larry Leon Hamlin Producer Award and an NMCP Image Award.

Ms. Forbes’ directing credits include Beti.ueen the World and Me; By the Way, Meet; Vera Stark; Blood Quilt and Sunset Baby. This Howard University alum has also collaborated on The Wiz Live, A Raisin in the Sun, 1Wountaintop, and Stick Fly on Broadway. She has produced several works for television, most notably the seventh season of the Tony Award and Peabody Award-winning series Russell Sirnmons presents Def Poetry on HBO.

Ms. Forbes’ most recent directorial work, Between the World and Me, aired as a special event on HBO and HBO Max in November 2020 to critical acclaim. Outside of her work at the Apollo, Ms. Forbes is slated to direct the Broadway premiere of Soul Train, alongside Questlove, Dominique Morrisseau, and Camille A. Brown.


In this episode of WHAT’S HOT! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander, we spotlight Kamilah Forbes, the dynamic Executive Producer of the Apollo Theater. Delving into her journey from hip-hop theater to leading the Apollo, Forbes shares insights on her renowned projects like “Between the World and Me.” This episode offers a unique look at how she’s shaping the future of arts and culture at one of the most iconic theaters in the world.

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