Saturday, June 30, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SummerStage, Betsy Head Park
Dumont Ave. & Strauss St., Brooklyn, 11212
The MC and lyricist Talib Kweli first came into the public consciousness as one of the forces behind the underground hip-hop sensation, Black Star. Since then, the Brooklyn native has embarked on a remarkable solo musical and acting career, working with everyone from Quincy Jones to Kanye West. In his home borough, he’s joined by the stylings of the extraordinary D.C.-based up-and-comers, OSHUN.
Featuring a pre-show Voices of A People’s History Workshop with Staceyann Chin, 6pm. Born in Jamaica and longtime resident of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Staceyann Chin is a highly respected spoken word poet, performance artist, and an LGBTQ rights and political activist. She’ll be performing selections from Angela Davis’s, Speech to the Women’s March (2017), Marge Piercy’s, “the low road” (1977), Howard Zinn’s, “The Problem Is Civil Obedience” (1970)
Check out our community partner Made in Brownsville‘s awesome activation while you’re at the show! Activation will run starting 1 hour before show time.