Monday, September 21, 7pm at Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Haymarket Books presents:
A discussion on the intersection of art and politics, with:
the only known musical artist whose surveillance by intelligence agents has been exposed due to Wikileaks documents
who the New York Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.”
The event will also celebrate the launch of Boots Riley: Tell Homeland Security–We Are The Bomb (Collected Lyrics and Writings).
Provocative and prolific, Boots Riley has written lyrics as the front man of underground favorites The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club, and as a solo artist, for more than two decades. An activist, educator, and emcee, Riley’s singular lyrical stylings combine hip-hop poetics, radical politics, and wry humor with Bay Area swag. Boots Riley: Tell Homeland Security–We Are The Bomb brings together his songs, commentary, and backstories with compelling color photos and documents throughout.
“Every line of Boots Riley’s work brims with the grit of the underdog, burns with rage, wit, and tenderness. It’s no secret he is one of the most influential poets and thinkers of this generation.” —Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation.
Monday, September 21
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd Street
Nearby trains: F (Delancy St); J/M/Z (Essex)
Event is free, but space is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
More info and RSVP at Facebook.
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Boots Riley is an American poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, humorist, political organizer, community activist, lecturer, and public speaker—best known as the lead vocalist of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club.
Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who the NY Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” In March 2014, he released his debut standup album “Waiting for 2042” on indie-label Kill Rock Stars. He is currently NYU’s APA Institute’s “Artist in Residence” for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. See Hari’s full bio at his website.