A.Billi Free

Day 1, Breakout Session 4: What You Got: Creative Entrepreneurship Anywhere

Abstract: We’ll go over, in broad strokes, classic three act American film structure, generally as it incorporates the idea of The Hero’s Journey, then specifically as that applies to the Peter Jackson film, The Fellowship of the Ring. Consideration will be given to how the creative process can be enhanced, working within a well delineated structure. Finally these lessons will be extended to our real lives: How can you apply the structural elements of the screenplay to achieve the goal of your own personal Hero’s Journey? What is your Ordinary World? Have you had an Inciting Incident yet? Can you create one? Who are your Threshold Guardians, and how do you find them? Not sure we can always find the answers, but asking the questions is a good starting framework.

A. Billi Free is a performing vocalist, beat producer, selector, educator and cultural ambassador based in southern New Mexico by way of Chicago, Illinois and Dayton, Ohio of Black and Samoan heritage.  Her music is rooted in an eclectic mix of

  • Hip Hop
  • electronica 
  • soul music

She is also influenced by the jazz, gospel and chamber music she was surrounded by in her youth. 

She seeks continually to synergize sound and service as an avenue towards global harmony.

In 2019 she traveled to Mongolia as a part of Next Level’s cultural exchange program as a Hip Hop cultural ambassador to teach two weeks of emcee workshops.

A few recent releases include

  • “CNJR” with DJ Uncle EL 
  • “Room of Surfaces” beat EP in 2018
  • “I Luma” with Tensei  in 2019
  • “BLK MGC SYMBL” with DJ Uncle EL
  • “Forecast/Sunshowers” with DJ A-L
  • a significant vocal presence on The Lasso’s “2121” album in 2021.

She is currently working on her next project while performing locally and nationally as a solo artist and as a member of El Paso’s jazz and Hip-Hop fusion band Ribo Ruckus, ABF.

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