Poetry

Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation

 
 
Fri, May 9, 2014
  • 7:30PM
 
LOCATION:
BAM Harvey Theater
 
GENERAL ADMISSION:  $15
 
 
 
 
 
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Director/Co-Curator, Monica L. Williams

Nationally acclaimed spoken-word artists join forces with a host of talented musicians and dancers to pay homage to the roots and political relevance of the South Bronx-born hip-hop movement in this remarkable mash-up performance. 

This year's lineup includes: 

Toni Blackman (Host)
DJ Reborn
Aja Monet
Carlos Andrés Gómez
Pop Up Poets
Will Power 
Ramya Ramana (2014 NYC Youth Poet Laureate)
Rebel Diaz 
Carvens Lissaint 
Tre G

 
 
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Artists
Aja Monet
 

The youngest-ever Nuyorican Poets Café champion, Monet has performed across the US.

 
 
Artists
Carlos Andrés Gómez
 

Poet, actor, and writer Gómez is the author of Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood.

 
 
Artists
Pop Up Poets
 

PUP stages surprise poetry readings in public spaces, promoting dialogue and community.

 
 
Artists
Carvens Lissaint
 

The Haitian American poet and actor has performed off Broadway and around the country.

 
 
Artists
Toni Blackman
 

This actress, rapper, and educator was featured in Essence magazine’s “30 Women to Watch.”

 
 
Artists
Will Power
 

A multi-award-winning playwright and performer, Power is recognized as a trailblazer.

 
 
Artists
DJ Reborn
 

Brooklyn’s DJ Reborn has worked with legendary artists like the Roots and Talib Kweli.

 
 
Artists
Tre G
 

The 2013 Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion, Tre G. also appeared on TVOne’s Verses & Flow.

 
 
Artists
Rebel Diaz
 

This bilingual hip-hop crew combines styles and influences to explosive effect.