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Music | Literary

Word. Sound. Power.

 
 
Apr 13—Apr 18, 2018
 
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RUN TIME: 1 hr 40min (70 min performance + 20 min talk back)
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Some of the best hip-hop MCs and poets from Brooklyn and beyond gather once again for this electrifying showcase hosted by beloved MC Baba Israel. Audiences discover how the political becomes poetic, and vice versa, through these powerful performances. This spring’s showcase celebrates the world from a woman’s point of view and features a lineup that includes poet Ashley August; MCs Cipherella, LATASHA, and Medusa; musician Yako440; and DJ Reborn.

Leadership support for Brooklyn Reads provided by The Emily Davie & Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation.

 

Major support for the Black Male Achievement Project provided by the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation and the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.

 
 
 
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