Toshi Reagon
CPA Series

Toshi Reagon: Meet You at the Crossroads III

March 9, 2023
7 PM

Join Toshi Reagon and Renée Alexander-Craft for Meet You at the Crossroads III, an evening of stories and truths through film and poetry. This two-part event includes a debut of 7 short films by Durham-based filmmaker Katina Parker, featuring Sarah Long, Todd BenDor, Danielle Spurlock, Courtney Woods, Danielle Purifoy, Linda Beeber, and Mashallah Salam, and a Sonic Poetry Flow featuring poets Mariah M., Destiny Hemphill, Cortland Gilliam, Dasan Ahanu, and Howard Craft.


Advance tickets have sold out. Some stand-by tickets may be available on the night of the performance.


  • Runtime: 2 hours
  • Intermission: Brief transition period.
  • Warning: Films may include flashing lights.
  • Additional information: Visit our FAQ page


Toshi Reagon has been described as “a talented, versatile singer, songwriter and musician with a profound ear for sonic Americana — from folk to funk, from blues to rock” by critic/blogger Eva Yaa Asantewaa (InfiniteBody). “She masters each of these genres with vocal strategies that easily spiral and swoop from the expressively sinuous to the hard-charging, a combination of warmth and mischief.”


While her expansive career has landed her comfortably in residence at Carnegie Hall, the Paris Opera House and Madison Square Garden, you can just as easily find Toshi turning out a music festival, intimate venue or local club. Toshi finds home on any musical stage. Toshi has had the pleasure of working with Lenny Kravitz, Lizz Wright, Ani DiFranco, Carl Hancock Rux, Nona Hendryx, Pete Seeger, Chocolate Genius and many other amazing artists, including her favorite collaborator, her mom, Bernice Johnson Reagon.

Yaa Asantewaa writes, “Toshi knows the power of song to focus, unite and mobilize people. If you’ve been lucky enough to be in Toshi’s presence, you know you can’t walk away from her without feeling better about yourself as a human being. She aims for nothing less.”

Toshi has been the recipient of a NYFA award for Music Composition, The Black Lily Music and Film Festival Award for Outstanding Performance. She is a National Women’s History Month Honoree, and is the 2010 recipient of OutMusic’s Heritage Award.


Renée Alexander Craft is a performance studies trained Black feminist writer, scholar, and educator. A professor of Communication and Global Studies at UNC Chapel Hill; her research, teaching, and creative projects focus on the ways Black Diaspora communities use creativity and imagination as tools for liberation.

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