Literary

School Performance: Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation

 
Grades 9—12
 
May 8—May 9, 2014
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
BAM Harvey Theater
 
RUN TIME: 2hrs (includes Q&A)
ALL TICKETS:  $12
 
 
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BAM pays homage to the roots and contemporary resonance of hip-hop in this showcase of nationally recognized spoken-word artists. Collaborating with musicians and dancers, these poets celebrate the South Bronx-born movement as a universal platform for self-expression, tackling issues on the block and around the world. Students have the opportunity to see a culturally and generationally diverse group of professional artists perform, discovering firsthand that the political is always personal.

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In-School Activity

Identify three issues addressed by these poets—one local issue, one national, and one global. Now, choose which of the three is most relevant to you and write your own poem about it.

COMMON CORE CONNECTION: SL.0-12.3/W.9-12.3

 
 

Study Guide

BAM study guides make Common Core State Standard connections clear and simple for every production and screening, providing specially-tailored teaching tools and lesson plans.

 
 

Preshow Workshop

BAM teaching artists visit your classroom for an engaging, interactive workshop, providing your students with invaluable information to deepen their understanding and experience of the performance or screening.

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