Sep 29

3rd Annual Life Is Living

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This weekend…free!

Also, they’re having an after party at Levende East (827 Washington St, Oakland).  It’s $10 with proceeds going to benefit Hard Knock Radio.  It’s a tribute to Michael Jackson with Spinna & Ge-Ology performing.  Hosted by Bamu, Chinaka & Rolando Brown.

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Jul 26

Youth Speaks – BNV 2010 Grand Slam Finals LA

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Youth Speaks’ Brave New Voices Grand Slam Finals were this past weekend in L.A.   Crazy guests like Common & Rosario Dawson, but of course the real stars were the poets.  A small sampling of photos by Adriel Luis.  Also check his group, Ill-Literacy.

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Jun 03

red, black and GREEN: a blues

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Bamuthi is currently trying to gather funds to debut his new production…he says if they don’t reach their goal, they have to return all of the current pledges!

red, black and GREEN: a blues (rbGb), is a full-length, multimedia theater work that lands at the intersection of green economics and black psychology, written by USA Rockefeller Fellow Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Through a collaboration with installation artist Theaster Gates (Whitney Biennial 2010), Joseph uses music, movement, poetry, and gallery performance to jumpstart a conversation about collective responsibility in a climactic era of climate change.

red, black and GREEN: a blues uses performance to document the process of creating single day, eco-themed hip hop festivals in Black neighborhoods across the country. The festivals, called LIFE IS LIVING, are co-organized by Joseph’s Living Word Project and local partners with the specific intention of re-framing environmentalism in underused parks in under-served communities.

More info here.

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