Tony-Award winning poet, hip hop, and renaissance artist Lemon Andersen to perform in benefit for EarSay’s arts program for immigrant teenagers and kids from war-zones. Hosted and curated by Judith Sloan.
Other artists include: Mahina Movement, Hasan Salaam, AKIR, and Elise Knudson.
Crossing the BLVD/ Crossing the Cultural Divide
Wednesday September 29 @ 8 PM
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Queens, NY
Only 15 minutes from Grand Central on the 7 train
Tickets and information: http:www.earsay.org
To purchase tickets online in advance: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/121990/
Phone for ticket information: 1-800-838-3006
Performance to support Arts and Activism workshops for immigrant teenagers.
Hosted by actress/radio producer/co-creator of Crossing the BLVD Judith Sloan, whose multi-character performances combine humor, pathos and a love of the absurd. Featured performers: Lemon Andersen, Tony-award winning Brooklyn-based renaissance and hip-hop artist, creator of the critically acclaimed one man show County of Kings* in which Lemon recounts his troubled childhood and eventual arrival on Broadway as part of Def Poetry Jam; Mahina Movement, a trio of three voices and one guitar mixing folk, rock and rhymes in English, Spanish, and Tongan simmered with indigenous roots and culture; Elise Knudson, cross-disciplinary dance-maker; AKIR, hip-hop educator and producer performing social commentary to an uplifting score and Hasan Salaam, hip hop artist, humanitarian/speaker whose music paints vivid pictures of the commonalities that bind us. A special appearance by a Michael Legaspi, a student from EarSay’s Arts workshops.
Proceeds go to EarSay’s Youth Arts Programs and directly to the performing artists.
$14 Early Bird Special/ $16 in advance after Sept. 15th /$20 at the door.
Sponsor tickets $30 and help teenagers attend the show!
go to: http://www.earsay.org and follow the links for tickets.
This event is supported in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The International High School at LaGuardia Community College, and Viper Records.
* Lemon Andersen’s County of Kings was first presented at the Public Theater in association with Under the Radar and the Culture Project
Earsay’s Youth Arts programs is supported in part by the office of New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.