Walker Art Center

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Commissionsthe break/s

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

The break/s explores the personal costs of hip-hop’s ascendancy from a local political/arts movement to a worldwide cultural force that creates racial and cultural expectations on an unprecedented scale. Taking its lead from journalist Jeff Chang’s seminal hip-hop history Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Joseph deftly combines movement, spoken word, personal storytelling, and poetic revelation. Featuring live music by remarkable human beatbox/percussionist Tommy Shepherd and DJ Excess, and live video by David Slzasa.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Photo: Umi Vaughan