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)
Carlos Andrés Gómez
Pop Up Poets
Ramya Ramana (2014 NYC Youth Poet Laureate)
The youngest-ever Nuyorican Poets Café champion, Monet has performed across the US.
Poet, actor, and writer Gómez is the author of Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood.
PUP stages surprise poetry readings in public spaces, promoting dialogue and community.
The Haitian American poet and actor has performed off Broadway and around the country.
This actress, rapper, and educator was featured in Essence magazine’s “30 Women to Watch.”
A multi-award-winning playwright and performer, Power is recognized as a trailblazer.
Brooklyn’s DJ Reborn has worked with legendary artists like the Roots and Talib Kweli.
The 2013 Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion, Tre G. also appeared on TVOne’s Verses & Flow.
This bilingual hip-hop crew combines styles and influences to explosive effect.