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MARTHA MOOKE AND RAHZEL SYMPHONY SPACE RESIDENCY

Updated: Jan 2, 2019


Conceived by pioneering electro-acoustic violist and composer Martha Mooke in collaboration with beat boxing legend Rahzel (formerly of The Roots), this dynamic residency explored the junction of politics and culture, and the intersecting movements of the mid-twentieth century that inspired change.

Events included:

THE BEAT OF THE POETS: SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE THUR, MAY 18 | 7:30 PM

A night of spoken word performance inspired by the poetry of the Beat Generation and revolutionary artists like Gil Scott-Heron and the Last Poets. With performances by spoken word artists Dr. Jamila Lyiscott,Karl “Dice Raw” Jenkins, Nancy Mercado, and alumni artists from Urban Word NYC: Ish, Alyssa “Lady Logic” Saunders, and Jadon Woodard. Event also includes a short music performance by beatboxer Rahzeland violist Martha Mooke.

REVOLUTION x3 FRI, MAY 19 | 8PM

A revolutionary concert featuring Steven Bernsteinand Sexmob, Jaimeo Brown Transcendence, and the world premiere of Beats per Revolutionby electric violist Martha Mookeand beatboxing legend Rahzel. Featuring a performance of Gil Scott Heron’s The Revolution Will Not Be Televisedand an all-star ensemble.

AMBIENT BEAT PARTY FRI, MAY 19 | 10:30PM

An evening at Bar Thalia with cocktails alongside a late-night DJ set with Rahzel.

JUST KIDDING: BEAT BOX BONANZA! SAT, MAY 20 | 11AM

Kids were treated to a fantastic morning of sound as beatbox legend Rahzel performed and passed along a few tricks to budding young beat boxers.


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