Now At REDCAT - Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Now Thru April,26, 2009

Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project
the break/s: a mixtape for stage Directed by Michael John Garcés

Deftly combining his trademark rapid-fire wordplay and poetic reveries with phenomenal physical movement, Marc Joseph Bamuthi leaves it all on stage in the break/s, his multimedia journey across Planet Hip-Hop.The former National Poetry Slam champion takes inspiration from Jeff Chang's seminal account in Can't Stop Won't Stop and looks to his own personal narrative to play out a living history of the hip-hop generation.

At turns self-deprecatingly funny and unsparingly frank, his dynamic, deeply felt stories track the rise of hip-hop from its homegrown local roots to a global cultural force--and the personal costs, chafing identity crises, and exacting racial and cultural expectations that came with this transformation.

Directed by Michael John Garcés, the break/s: a mixtape for stage is performed by the magnetic Bamuthi in a percussive call-and-response format with turntablist DJ Excess and multi-instrumentalist Ajayi Jackson, accompanied by video by Eli Jacobs Fantauzzi.

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