Intersection of Contemporary African American Poetry and Hip Hop

Intersection of Contemporary African American Poetry and Hip Hop
Sunday, November 6, 2022

1:30-3:30 PM

New York City-based performance poet Malik Work will offer an introduction to hip hop and perform his own works. In collaboration with Westbury High School, English Dept. Chair Dr. Nicolette James will coordinate with WWBA Trustee Dr. Susan Fishbein, working with students to create and perform their own hip hop poetry.

Malik Work is an African American NYC-based poet, actor, teacher and writer, and a founding member of the groundbreaking jazz/hip hop conglomerate The Real Live Show. In his VERSES @ WORK, he shares his story through the lens of NYC. He connects the world of hip hop and jazz, as well as the early millennium nightlife of the Lower East Side and intertwines verse, video, live music, musical theater, hip-hop, spoken word, and dance. He teaches acting, creative writing, Shakespeare, theater arts, hip hop, and hip hop theater, locally and internationally.

Sponsored by HNY SHARP Action Grant

This event is part of WWBA’s series Intersections: African American Voices of Democracy. Read more about this series here: https://www.waltwhitman.org/events/intersections-african-american-voices-of-democracy-series/