Word Sound Power
Apr 24—Apr 28, 2023
School-Time Performances: Word. Sound. Power. 2023: WORD—The New Storytellers

Grades: 9—12

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: ELA (poetry), Public Speaking (rhetoric), Music (hip-hop), Theater

Join us as BAM pays homage to the rhythmic and verbal storytellers of the culture, as hip-hop’s 50th anniversary draws near. Through dynamic flows and dizzying raps, hip-hop emcees carry the African oral tradition into the 21st century. They act as a new kind of griot—creating a vital record of experiences that have long been silenced and shaping the story of now through spoken word.

BAM’s annual showcase of hip-hop and spoken word includes performances by Helixx C. Armageddon of the gender justice collective the Anomolies; MC and activist Silent Knight; artist, choreographer, and filmmaker Jade Charon; and longtime host and co-curator MC Baba Israel.

Each performance includes a hands on pre- or post-show workshop lasting approximately 45 minutes, led by a BAM teaching artist at no additional cost!
This event begins at 11am.
70min + 20min talk with artists


All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff 

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Monday April 24, 2023
No performances this day.
Performance dates are highlighted in white.

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the
Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Leadership support for BAM Education programs provided by: The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation; The SHS Foundation; and The Thompson Family Foundation

Major support for Word. Sound. Power. in the Classroom provided by The Emily Davie & Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation

Major Sponsor of BAM Education Programs:


Major support for BAM Education programs provided by: Constans Culver Foundation; The FAR Fund; Tiger Baron Foundation; and Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund