Beats Per Revolution kicks off with The Beat of the Poets (an homage to the poetry of the Beat Generation and revolutionary artists like Gil Scott-Heron and the Lost Poets). Hosted by Martha Mooke, with Rahzel, Dr. Jamila Lyiscott, Karl "Dice Raw" Jenkins, emerging artists from Urban Word and other special guests. The Beat of the Poets draws on the rhythm of the words, featuring performances of contemporary and classic works, conversations, critiques and a surprise ending not to be Beat! (or will it?!)
Part of the Martha Mooke and Rahzel Residency
Founded on the belief that teenagers can must speak for themselves, Urban World NYC™ (UW) has been at the forefront of the youth spoken word, poetry and hip-hop movements in New York City since 1999. Urban World NYC presents literary arts education and youth development programs in the areas of creative writing, college prep, literature and hip-hop. UW provides free, safe and uncensored writing workshops to 15,000 teens per year in New York City alone.