Talib Kweli (pictured), long-time king of New York’s hip-hop scene, will be joining poet Quincy Troupe, author Jeffery Renard Allen and Artist in Residence Wesley Stace for a performance and conversation on Thursday, April 19th at 2 pm. Kweli has brought his unique style, unequaled dedication to music and knack for lyricism to stages across the world, performing with greats like Kanye West, The Roots, Norah Jones, KRS-One and many more. In addition to writing and performing on his latest release, Gutter Rainbows, Tweli also produced it with a mission of creating “an album straight from his mouth to the ears of his fans.”
Poet and author David Henderson also holds his throne in New York, specifically the Lower East Side, where he’s become known for his “lush voice” and captivating reading style. His incredibly influential biography on Jimi Hendrix, including transcriptions of recorded discussions and first-hand accounts, was heralded by The Rolling Stone as “the strongest biography yet written about any rock-and-roll performer.” Henderson will be joining Keorapetse ‘Willie’ Kgositsile and Allen on Wednesday, April 18th at 3 pm.
All WAMFEST events are free and will be hosted in Hartman Lounge, located in Hennessy Hall/The Mansion (campus map here). Non-students are strongly encouraged to make reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the schedule here and learn more about the performers here.
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