Along the Hyphen, Spoken-Word Performance

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Along the Hyphen, Spoken-Word Performance

Time: July 13, 2014 from 4pm to 5:30pm
Location: Beyond Baroque
Street: 681 Venice Blvd.
City/Town: Venice, CA 90291
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Event Type: free, spoken-word, performance
Organized By: Ashley Rodgers
Latest Activity: Jul 2, 2014

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The poetic voices of Los Angeles will be heard through a spoken-word performance, entitled Along the Hyphen, comprised of four diverse poets and a group of musical artists, who will examine life along some of the many hyphens of identity in Los Angeles – Korean, Jewish, Filipina, Latin, and African-American. Performance poet, educator, and community arts activist, Kamau Daáood; East Los Angeles-based performance artist and writer, Marisela Norte; Filipina American poet, Irene Suico Soriano; Korean American emcee, Doc Whisper; and Jewish-American musician Joseph DeRusha will explore universal themes ranging from social justice, relationships, and diversity through spoken word and music.


Voices of LA: The Krupnick Festival of the Arts is a citywide series of cross-cultural collaborations, bringing together award-winning Jewish artists with artmakers from diverse communities across Los Angeles, representing a broad range of ethnicities, cultures, and disciplines.  The free festival is a showcase of Los Angeles’s varied art practices, including music, dance, spoken word, and visual arts and will be held in venues across metropolitan Los Angeles throughout July and August.  The series will culminate in a day-long festival on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Koreatown.

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