MUGABEEAbout the Group:
M.U.G.A.B.E.E. is an acronym meaning Men Under Guidance Acting Before Early Extinction. It describes a performing arts group that blends of jazz, hip-hop, spoken word poetry and soul music together with non-traditional storytelling. One of their greatest assets is their willingness to learn, grow, and evolve as artists, but truly their greatest strength is their understanding that art is used to empower and uplift all people, assisting the evolution of human beings by providing thought-provoking entertainment in a wide range of subject matter.  Since 2001, M.U.G.A.B.E.E. has been working in communities across the South in the form of residencies, workshops, performances and lectures.

Current Projects:
M.U.G.A.B.E.E. is currently working on several projects around the country, including Race Peace, a multi-year collaboration with performance group Mondo Bizarro to present a performance project on issues of race and racism in the United States (www.racepeace.com); UPRISE: Raising Black Men, a new community-based theater production commissioned by the August Wilson Center for African American Culture (www.augustwilsoncenter.org); the Fort Greene Project, a collaboration with the Irondale Ensemble in Brooklyn, NY (www.irondale.org); and Between Worlds a three-year collaboration with Atlanta-based dance company Moving in the Spirit and poet Alice Lovelace.

Contact Info:
Tour Contact: Carlton Turner
1785 Lebanon Pinegrove Road
Utica, MS  39175

Fee Structure: *

  • Workshops start at $500
  • Performances start at $800
  • Residencies start at $2500

*All fees are subject to adjustments due to factors including transportation, duration, lodging, etc.

Artistic Discipline:

  • theater
  • music
  • spoken word
  • poetry
  • literary arts
  • film/video
  • new media
  • multidisciplinary
  • storytelling

Special programs available for:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Immigrant populations
  • Prisons

  1. These R My People (w/ Southern ROOTS Collective)
  2. UPRISE: Raising Black Men Project
  3.  M.U.G.A.B.E.E. in residence at South Dallas Cultural Center
Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.