April 1 – April 30 | BRAC – AFRICA: IN RHYME & RHYTHM

April 1st – April 30th, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, April 1st, 6-9PM
Live Performance by David “D-Black” Roberts

Featured Artists:
Lance Johnson
Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa
Lerato Mokobe
Toluwanimi Obiwole
David “D-Black” Roberts

Curated by:
Christie Gonzalez & Gail Nathan

at our pop-up gallery:
at Bronx Music Heritage Center
1303 Louis Nine Blvd, Bronx, NY 10459

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 3:00 – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM

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The Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is pleased to announce our two upcoming exhibitions, presented in partnership with Bronx Council on the Arts’ Bronx:Africa programming. A celebration of our borough, and the influence and art of African cultures which strengthen and transform us as a city.

The first exhibition, Africa: In Rhyme & Rhythm, on view all through April, focuses on the power of words, as they are written, illustrated and spoken. Words have power, words are power. Spoken word poetry has traditionally been a form of activism, the poetry of people who have been repressed, linked to feminist, anti-war and anti-discrimination movements throughout history.

The exhibition opens with a reception, including a live performance by D-Black, and an interactive poetry wall for the community to create their own poems as a part of the exhibition, on Friday, April 1st, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at BRAC’s pop-up gallery, while our building’s renovation is just months from completion. The Bronx Music Heritage Center is located at 1303 Louis Nine Blvd, off the Freeman St stop on the 2/5 Trains.