Bisagna Bisagna Bisah Suh is a Cameroonian-American filmmaker & multi-disciplinary artist from PG County, Maryland. She is the CEO and Co-founder of 44:21 and a former Cultural Leader-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center. At 44:21, she works as a producer, director, and creative director. Her creative approach to organizational design and brand development is one of her biggest strengths in her work. Before starting 44:21, she worked with Sony Music Entertainment and the Kennedy Center, doing work focused on branding and artist relations. She is also a curator and has curated numerous concerts and festivals in the DC area. Bisagna is passionate about projects rooted in social change, championing creativity, and utilizing storytelling in its many forms to develop engaging art and campaigns that inspire discussion.
Nabil President & Co-founder of 44:21, Nabil Abdulkadir is an Ethiopian-American filmmaker & multimedia artist from Rockville, Maryland. He has done content and curation work with a range of institutions, such as Sony Music Entertainment and The Kennedy Center. Currently, a former Cultural Leader-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center residing in Washington, D.C., his work draws upon community, music, and capturing authenticity through the lens. Nabil believes in the power of storytelling through different forms of media and prioritizes working on projects that shed light on stories that historically go untold.
Bisagna Bisagna Bisah Suh is a multi-talented filmmaker and artist of Cameroonian-American descent, hailing from Prince George's County, Maryland. As a co-founder of 44:21, she serves as a producer, director, and creative director. Her work is characterized by a creative approach to organizational design and brand development, which she leverages as one of her greatest strengths. In recognition of her contributions to the arts, she served as a Cultural Leader-in-Residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Bisagna has also worked for Sony Music Entertainment and the Kennedy Center. As a curator, she has spearheaded numerous concerts and festivals in the DC area. Bisagna is deeply committed to projects that promote social change and harness the power of storytelling to create meaningful and thought-provoking art and campaigns.
Nabil Nabil Abdulkadir is a gifted Ethiopian-American filmmaker and multimedia artist from Rockville, Maryland. As a co-founder of 44:21, he brings his extensive experience in content creation and curation to bear. Nabil has collaborated with a diverse range of institutions, including Sony Music Entertainment and The Kennedy Center. Having recently completed his tenure as a Cultural Leader-in-Residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Nabil now resides in Washington, D.C. He is passionate about using his craft to capture the essence of his community and create authentic, engaging narratives. Through his work, he aims to give voice to stories that have been marginalized or overlooked. Nabil firmly believes in the transformative power of storytelling, and he is committed to leveraging various media to bring these stories to a wider audience.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph, John F. Kennedy Center
Tara Bender, Spotify
Ed Magee, The Fender Play Foundation
Modi Oyewole, Def Jam Records/Trillectro
Anne Snyder, Comment Magazine
Peter Chang, No Kings Collective