On Monday, February 22, local artist, musician and poet Dwayne Pigee was shot and killed in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood. The circumstances that led to the shooting are unknown and the shooter is still on the loose. On Friday, several musicians, poets and artists held a concert at Mahall's in his honor. You can see a slideshow of photos from the memorial here
In His Name: A Tribute Concert for Francois Fissi Bissi Okrakongo was hosted by Kisha Nicole Foster and featured performances from the likes of Vigatron, Obnox, Archie Green, FreshProduce, Muamin Collective, Ngina Fayola, Redstrypah, Will Blaze, Nick Holmes and many others.
ChaderOne and Dakari of Lab Cabin Cleveland painted images of Pigee in his honor.
There was a silent auction going on with proceeds to benefit Books 2 Prisoners and vendors sold shirts bearing the meaning of G.O.R.K. — God Only Really Knows.
Guide to Kulchur's Ra Washington has set up a GoFundMe campaign
to help with Pigee's funeral expenses.