Born in Brooklyn to a Jamaican father and Puerto Rican mother, Vagabond’s interest in art led him to become an artist, writer and filmmaker. He studied fine and commercial art at a specialized high school in New York City and went on to study film at the School of Visual Arts. He dropped out of school to work with Spike Lee on Do The Right Thing and has worked in the film industry since then. He’s worked in the Puerto Rican independence movement since 1997 and has organized rallies, protests and marches, and created murals, pamphlets and agitprop with the artist collective he helped found, the RICANSTRUCTION Netwerk. His work has been featured in Blu Magazine, AWOL, SALVO, Centro, Left Turn and Liberator Magazine. His first feature film Machetero is about the ongoing struggle for Puerto Rican independence and has won awards in South Africa, Wales, England, Thailand, Ireland and New York.
Dec 10, 2017