Dennis Leroy Kangalee is an artist, actor, filmmaker and front man of NYC's own The Children of Warhol. Former National Black Theater director and maverick of the NY Underground, Kangalee has collaborated with such artistic luminaries at The Last Poets and Paul Mooney. His 2002 film “As an Act of Protest” became an instant cult favorite, ultimately taking him around the country and abroad to Europe where he lived for a few years. More recently, he has published a book of writings Lying Meat and will be dropping a spoken word LP with The Children of Warhol this fall.
Dennis Leroy Kangalee's groundbreaking new play "Gentrified Minds" premiered April 2011 at the NY Downtown Urban Theater Festival and will embark on an extended run this Fall.
Stay tuned for announcements on upcoming shows and news about this primal scream from the gentrified sidewalks of "New" York City.
The Children of Warhol
The Dead Kennedys
Gil Scott Heron
Do The Right Thing
As An Act of Protest
Ganja & Hess
Dog Day Afternoon
She's Gotta Have It
Panic in Needle Park
All the smart people I know don't have children.
Question For Bands: Genre?
Punk, Rap/Hip Hop
Band Question - Band Members:
The Children of Warhol are less an actual musical band and more of an artistic concept. Nevertheless the practical application of the Nomad's theories are embodied by the blood & guts of Rob Kuch who plays guitar, Abner Sankofa who tears up the bass, and Giggles X who brings it all home on the drums. Their original songs accompany the Nomad Junkie's poetic ruminations on the gentrification and destruction of New York City & its diverse, spunky, working class culture.
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Band Question - Musical Influences:
nspired by the Dead Kennedys, Death, Bad Brains, Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Living Colour, the plays of Eric Bogosian, and Laurie Anderson's 1983 album "Big Science