DELESSLIN GEORGE-WARREN grew up with one moccasin in the “city” of Rock Hill, SC and the other in the Catawba Indian Reservation. Today he continues to straddle multiple boundaries as an artist, researcher, activist, and performer. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music from Vanderbilt University in May 2014, DeLesslin travelled to Copenhagen as a Humanity-in-Action Fellow, followed by a return to his reservation to conduct workshops with Catawba youth and oral history interviews with Catawba elders. Since relocating to the District of Columbia he has continued performing, working across media, and lecturing throughout the east coast including Nashville, Washington, Baltimore, New York City, Ithaca, and Charleston. In addition to Sparkplug 2.0 his time is spent teaching Digital Literacy at DC’s premiere Adult Literacy non-profit (Washington Literacy Center) and giving an indigenous tour of the National Portrait Gallery’s Presidential Portrait Gallery (indigenousdiscovery.com) which runs until Election Day 2016.
To see more of his work please visit delesslin.com
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