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blood pudding

by Sharon Bridgforth
directed by Laurie Carlos

Ensemble Cast:  
Djola Branner, Florinda Bryant, Renita Martin,
Zell Miller III and Stacey Robinson.

 

Mighty Real: A Tribute to Sylvester

by Djola Branner
Directed by Laurie Carlos
Musical Direction by
Aaron Barnell

Ensemble Cast:   Djola Branner, Aimee Bryant and Angela Henderson.

 

sash & trim
by Djola Branner
Original music by
Henry H. Branner

Ensemble cast:  
Shawn Hamilton,
Andre Samples and Ellena Schoop.

 

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Mighty Real:   A Tribute to Sylvester

Lead vocals:   Djola Branner

This CD features remakes of twelve of Sylvester's tunes including "I Who Have Nothing", "I Tried To Forget You", "Do Ya Wanna Funk", "Changes", and "Mighty Real".

It can be purchased through itunes and Innova Records .  

  Listen
- I (Who Have Nothing)
- You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
- You Will Be the One

 


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"sash & trim" excerpt pdf


"Mighty Real" excerpt pdf

 

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2009

... and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi
The Valley Advocate, 5/09 pdf

2008 sash & trim
Between the Lines, 11/08 pdf
The Rainbow Times, 9/08 pdf
2006 Fools & Lovers
NY Times, 10/06 pdf
2003 Queen Nanny, Queen Nanny
Star Tribune, 1/21/03 pdf
Star Tribune, 1/17/03 pdf
2001 "Cover Story"
Star Tribune, 12/01 pdf

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1999







1998

The House That Crack Built
Star Tribune, 11/00 pdf
Star Tribune, 10/00 pdf
City Pages, 10/00 pdf

Mighty Real: A Tribute to Sylvester
Stonewall Society, 00 pdf
Out in the Mountains, 10/00 pdf
City Pages, 6/00 pdf

Black Nativity
Star Tribune, 12/99 pdf

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Star Tribune, 5/99 pdf

Where I'm At
Star Tribune, 3/98 pdf

Homos in the House
Lavender Magazine, 3/99 pdf
City Pages, 2/1/99 pdf
City Pages, 2/18/99 pdf

1997-96 Forever Hold Your Piece
NY Times, 11/96 pdf

1996

 

Sweet Sadie
Time Out, 7/96 pdf

1993-92 Dark Fruit
NY Times, 7/93 pdf
Seattle Times, 9/92 pdf
LA Times, 8/92 pdf
  Fierce Love: Stories From
Black Gay Life

The Progressive, 5/93 pdf
Washington Post, 12/92 pdf