The mission of M.U.G.A.B.E.E./Turner World Around Productions, Inc. is to encourage and actively promote, through thought invoking human interaction, may it be music, other forms of expression, or communal dialogue, a visualization and in turn an actualization of a just Earth filled with equitable rights for all of its inhabitants.
Who we are
Men Under Guidance Acting Before Early Extinction (M.U.G.A.B.E.E.) is a group of gifted creators of original jazz based hip-hop and spoken word performance. Their experience is uniquely rural with an urban sensibility and reaches the hearts of audiences across ethnic, class, gender, age, and educational levels. Their work is rooted in the belief that art is a universal language that when grounded in community and wielded with the right intentions can yield the type of transformation that dreams are made of.
Born Maurice S. Turner II and Carlton A. Turner, M.U.G.A.B.E.E. slipped into this life in Mt. Vernon, New York. Several years later they were relocated to rural Mississippi. But even at birth, the Turner brothers were everything that represents lifestyle and music in America. With a father from the heart of Harlem, New York and a mother from Utica, Mississippi, these two men began in the nucleus of the spectrum of life in America. In their music you can hear the influences of their mother’s Mississippi gospel bred blues meeting their fathers’ Harlem jazz swing into a crash, a bang, and a boom of late twentieth century urbanization. And just like their parents, they are a perfect compliment to each other. Having been formerly trained in music since their pre-teens, the Turners studied widely and veraciously during their university years. Maurice studied Microbiology and Music at Howard University and Music performance at Alcorn State University and the University of Mississippi. Carlton studied English and History at Alcorn State University and the University of Mississippi. Just as their formative years, their university studies reflected their diversity and desire to grow and become involved in the full dimensionality of the human existence.
One of their greatest assets is their willingness to learn, grow, and evolve as artists, but truly their greatest strength is their understanding that art is used to empower and uplift all people assisting the evolution of human beings by providing thought-provoking entertainment in a wide range of subject matter.
M.U.G.A.B.E.E. is a continuation of the rhythms and sounds that are the foundation of the ancestral spirit of communication. When you hear the music, you hear the fire and soul of evolution.
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