LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWN Plays 2/11 at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
This true story begins when Brooklyn's own Nuyorican Grand Slam Poetry Champion, Bryonn Bain ("60 Minutes," "The Village Voice," BET-J's "My Two Cents"), is wrongly imprisoned in NYC jails - while studying law at Harvard.
Weaving together the critical and comedic voices of his seemingly dysfunctional Caribbean immigrant family, and a California choir boy sentenced to Death Row in Texas at 17, this multimedia solo performance tackles America's unresolved contradictions.
40 characters speak through one man on stage as this hip hop theater, spoken word poetry, calypso, classical music and blues-infused concert experience.
Developed in prisons, public schools and on college campuses during the past decade, the production features a video DJ, beat-boxing cellist, virtuoso guitarist and percussionist.
Limited tickets for the upcoming Black History Month Performance! For more information, please visit www.lyricsfromlockdown.com.
Date: February 11, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd. New York, NY 10037
Buy Tickets Online: http://www.showclix.com/event/LyricsfromLockdown