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. 

Lyrics from Lockdown premiered last fall to a sold-out crowd at The Public Theater in New York City -- as the grand finale of the NYC Hip Hop Theater Festival.

Limited tickets for the upcoming Black History Month Performance! For more information, please visit


Date: February 11, 2012

Time: 7:00 p.m.


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd. New York, NY 10037


Tickets: $20

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