IN RESIDENCE SEPTEMBER 21 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
Ali Imad Fadlallah is an LA-based rapper/singer, mix engineer, actor, writer, and consultant signed to Avant Artists as well as his own imprint, RISE Entertainment. Ali is a first generation, Lebanese-American Muslim from Dearborn, MI. At 18, Ali completed his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Minnesota before joining the 2009 Teach for America Corps and teaching 11th graders in Clarksdale, MS. In 2011, he completed his M.Ed at the University of MS and relocated to Michigan to pursue his music, releasing 2 self-produced projects. He moved to Atlanta, GA in 2013 to earn his MBA from Emory University, before transitioning into the Doctor of Education Leadership (EdLD) Program at Harvard University on a full-ride scholarship. After spending the last year of his doctorate in LA as a full-time resident with Live Nation's "Music Forward," Ali remained in LA to build his career as a musician and actor. In 2019, he became a Voqal Fellow and received funding to launch CleffNotes, a visual media company that provides in-depth analyses of key social justice books in the form of songs and music videos that will be available for streaming in early 2020. You can find his music anywhere under Ali Imad, or follow him @aliimadmusic.
Ali is a member of AIR Serenbe’s National Advisory Council.