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Lorenzo A. Calender II interview, 2017-11-02

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc004

Scope and Contents

Storyteller Lorenzo A. Calender II speaks about how he came to fall in love with poetry and science fiction at an early age, his work with radio that led him to interview such notable figures as Nikki Giovanni and Stevie Wonder, his work with youth that exposed him to “the power of storytelling”, as well as what led him to create the persona, master storyteller Baba-C. Lorenzo Calender was an early recipient of ARTS:DC CETA funding.


  • Creation: 2017-11-02


Biographical / Historical

Lorenzo A. Calender II was born and raised in Southeast Washington, D.C., where he graduated from Ballou High School. His life and work have revolved around storytelling, including significant contributions to D.C. radio, youth empowerment, and preserving the art of storytelling.


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Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

901 G Street NW
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Washington DC 20001