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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.
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
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.
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.
Renowned actress Fiona Shaw brings Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s seminal Romantic poem to life.
Explore the impact of African migrations with this piece inspired by the story of Moses.
Paige Hernandez uses spoken word, hip-hop, and dance to tell her own coming-of-age story.
This 37th annual festival brings artists from Madagascar to join local and national talent.