Jahi and his company Microphone Mechanics curates and collaborates with museums, galleries, organizations, and companies to design unique cultural experiences that bring people together.
2022 EXHBIT- The Legacy of Marin City- 1942-1962- A California Story, was a project in partnership with Performing Stars of Marin celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Marin City, California. Jahi curated The Bartolini Gallery which runs from August 20th, 2022 to November 1, 2022.
This interactive, historical and immersive experience features memorabilia from Black shipyard workers who worked at the Marinship shipyard. It explores the Black migrational path and skill of metallurgy (welding) and its importance in shipbuilding. The exhibit features contemporary original artwork by Chuck D of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Public Enemy, clay sculptures by San Francisco based artist Kaytea Petro, and original pieces made by Marin City youth in collaboration with Lynn Sondag of Dominican University of California. The Legacy of Marin City - A California Story will display original, never seen before photos and articles about the Black experience of Marin City from 1942-1962 from the Felecia Gaston Collection, the Anne T. Kent Collection, The Ruth Marion and Pirkle Jones Collection, The Bancroft Library, the Daniel Ruark Collection, and news clippings from the San Francisco Archives. There will be a music exhibit from 1942-1962 on display on vinyl featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie.