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Lyrics from Lockdown

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - Saturday, October 20, 2018

Hip Hop Culture

A critically acclaimed exposé of the ways race, class, power, and privilege shape prisons and policing in America, Lyrics from Lockdown is a story of survival that reveals how the justice system can radically change a young person’s life. In this one-man multimedia production, prison activist, actor, author, and Hip Hop theater innovator Bryonn Bain tells his own unbelievable true story by weaving together the voices of more than 40 characters. Each show is followed by a town hall dialogue.

Price

$35.00 - $55.00

Run Time

Running Time: TBA

About

Lyrics from Lockdown is a critically acclaimed exposé of the ways race, class, power, and privilege shape prisons and policing in America. It is a story of survival that reveals how the justice system can radically change a young person’s life. In this one-man multimedia production, prison activist, actor, author, and Hip Hop theater innovator Bryonn Bain tells his own unbelievable true story by weaving together the voices of more than 40 characters into an extraordinary tour de force developed in prisons nationwide. Performing a fusion of Hip Hop, theater, spoken word, rhythm and blues, comedy, calypso, and classical music, this award-winning show features a live band, professional beat boxer, and video DJ. Presented by Sankofa.org, Executive Producer Harry Belafonte; written and performed by Bryonn Bain; directed and produced by Gina Belafonte. Each show will be followed by a town hall dialogue.

“Amazing!”
-Angela Davis
Scholar and Activist

"Shortly after producing the film ‘Beat Street,’ in the years that followed, I grew frustrated with Hip Hop. I was disillusioned by how many artists have turned their backs on social responsibility. The world needs to see how Bain's Lyrics from Lockdown carries the tradition of joining art and activism as an instrument for justice - at a time when the prison system has our communities in crisis."
-Harry Belafonte
Executive Producer

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