Music

Saul Williams

 
 
Sat, Feb 16, 2013
  • 9:30PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAMcafé
 
 
 
 
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“[It] feels like a new paradigm for hip-hop itself…crushing low end rhythms, warped futuristic synth loops (à la Bowie's Low), and a skittering drum kit, in a search and destroy mission for remaining ignorance. This is Williams' finest moment.”
—AllMusic.com, on Williams’ The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust

Eminent poet, actor, and musician Saul Williams has garnered countless accolades across genres and styles. Crowned the Nuyorican Poets Café’s Grand Slam Champion in 1996, he has appeared in numerous films (Slam, Lackawana Blues, K-PAX); performed with artists like Nas and Blackalicious; and collaborated with producers like Trent Reznor on albums that set the bar ever and ever higher for progressive hip-hop. He appears at BAMcafé Live following the BAMcinématek screening of the Williams vehicle Aujourd'hui (Tey), part of the series Act Now: New Voices in Black Cinema.

 
 
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Tey (Aujourd'hui)
Sat, Feb 16, 2013
 
Tey (Aujourd'hui)
Sat, Feb 16, 2013
New York premiere
 

On the last day of his life, a man walks through the streets of his hometown in Senegal taking in the sites of his past. Saul Williams gives a powerful performance in this stirring, reflective drama.

+ Q&A with director and cast
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