The Break/s: a mixtape for the stage

bamuthithe break/s: a mixtape for the stage

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

March 26th thru March 28th at the Museum of Contemporary Art

I am really looking forward to this.

NOTE: If you haven’t read Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation by Jeff Chang…

from the MCA website:

“Poet and performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph conveys the history of the hip-hop generation through his own personal coming-of-age story using verse, dance, and film in this dramatic multimedia performance, a “mixtape for the stage.” Joseph collaborates with award-winning author Jeff Chang, whose book Can’t Stop Won’t Stop captures the creation of the hip-hop culture as a local, political, and artistic movement. To embrace the power of improvisation, the sound score and visual projections are mixed in the moment by a DJ and a beatboxer.

Tickets $25, MCA members $20
Buy Tickets Online
or call the MCA Box Office, 312.397.4010

krylon-blackalso coming (sooner):
New America: Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Jeff Chang in conversation
Saturday, February 28, 2009, 2 pm
MCA Theater
$10, $8 members, $6 students
$6 with performance ticket for the break/s – the break/s ticket-holders must reserve tickets in advance for the talk.

from the MCA Site: 

“Marc Bamuthi Joseph, leading poet and performer, and renowned writer Jeff Chang, come together for a public conversation about their own creative trajectories and the power of hip-hop to reshape the American and global cultural landscape at this historic moment in US politics. Drawing from their own experiences working for change through youth and community organizing, media justice, culture, the arts, and hip-hop activism, they discuss how a new understanding of American culture is both possible and necessary. Stephanie Shonekan, Black World Studies Director at Columbia College, facilitates this dialogue.”

Illustration above,  Austin Auandee

About ayanacontreras

i love the transportive powers of sound. i am a radio host/producer, DJ, Sound designer, 45rpm collector, and art lover living in the city of wind. View all posts by ayanacontreras

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