Edu-Tainer, Percussionist, Author, Teacher and Storyteller,
Sule (“soo-lay”) Greg Wilson brings over thirty years of performance and research to the stage.
Sule Greg Wilson has been involved in cultural programming since Junior High School back in Washington, DC, where he studied drumming and folklore with Tunda, Baba Ngoma and Baile McKnight. After two years at Oberlin College, where he studied Western, Indian and Indonesian percussion, performing with such noted players as John Jang, Wendall Logan and Abraham Laboriel, Wilson moved to New York City and continued his education at New York University, receiving a Bachelors in TV Production and MA (History) and a Certificate in Archival Management, Historical Editing and Manuscript Conservation. His archival career took him from the New York Stock Exchange to the World Bank to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History to Phoenix, AZ’s Pueblo Grande Museum.
On the cultural front, Wilson performed with Babatunde Olatunji, the International African American Ballet, Boston’s Art of Black Dance and Music as well as studies with Charles “Cookie” Cooke of the Copasetics, Mama Lu Parks’ Lindy Hop Ensemble, capoeira with Jelon Viera and Loremil Machado in New York and Cobrinha Mansa in D.C., and cultural studies with Raymond ” Pata Larga” McKeithan Wilson has also worked with banjoist Tony Trischka, Children’s music makers Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Native American artists R. Carlos Nakai, Keith Secola and Brent Michael Davids. His work as an “edu-tainer” has taken him from Ghana to Hawaii, Mexico to Ireland, Mississippi to Minnesota and Seattle to Miami Beach. Wilson’ has recorded with Fink and Marxer, Cloud Dance, Pastiche, and has produced two CDs of his own music. His writings have graced Sing Out! magazine, the Village Voice, Rhythm Music magazine, and Banjo Newsletter.