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Hip-Hop Live + Reel
Suicide Kings: In Spite of Everything
with Louder than a Bomb 2008 finalists and Yuri Lane

Sat, Apr 26, 2008

Presented in partnership with Young Chicago AuthorsColumbia College Chicago. DJ-ed by Itch13.

Saturday, April 26, 7:30 pm
Members $16, Non-members $20

Buy tickets online or call the box office at 312.397.4010.

Suicide Kings: In Spite of Everything
In Spite of Everything is the latest entry into the emerging genre of hip-hop theater, featuring the Bay Area’s most dynamic spoken word collective, The Suicide Kings. Under the direction of GOLDIE award-winning, Bay Area legend Marc Bamuthi Joseph, the play begins the day after a school shooting in an unnamed American town. As police and school administrators ask themselves the perennial question, “What went wrong?” they discover a note that implies that three poetry teachers in the school might have the answer.

Recommended for mature audiences.

Louder than a Bomb 2008 winners
Louder than a Bomb 2008 winner Kuumba Lynx performs, in addition to a performance by an all-star team comprising the 7 top-placing individual poets.

Yuri LaneFrom Tel Aviv to Ramallah: A Beatbox Journey (excerpt)
Sonic acrobat and acclaimed performer, beatboxer Yuri Lane brings to life 15 unforgettable characters, each with an individual soundtrack. From Tel Aviv to Ramallah is a dynamic story of two young men leading surprisingly parallel lives: Amir, an Israeli motorcycle deliveryman and club DJ, and Khalid, a Palestinian entrepreneur with a thriving Internet café. This play also features live “sets” generated by video artist Sharif Ezzat, whose shifting visual projections are timed according to Lane’s hypnotic beats.


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