Screening on Wednesday, April 11th, 7:30pm
Followed by a Q&A with Abiodun Oyewole and Director Nicholle La Vann
Special Surprise Guests Expected!
110 Morningside: A Tribute to Abiodun
Nicholle La Vann, 2012, 56 min.
Abiodun Oyewole has been around for over three decades spitting poetry that has transformed poetry itself, art, hip hop, the canon. 110 Morningside explores Dune’s legendary open house at his Harlem home where he inspires, feeds and mentors artists and poets. Features Last Poet Felipe Luciano, rapper Doug E. Fresh, and Congressman Charles Rangel presenting Abiodun with a Proclamation for his service to his community for over 25 years of Open House Sundays at 110 Morningside.
La Vannʼs 110 Morningside was originally shot in 2005 and has recently been re-edited, adding more footage from a memorable recent tribute honoring Oyewole at the National Black Theater in Harlem. The Last Poets were born on May 19, 1968 (the anniversary of Malcolm Xʼs birthday) in Marcus Garvey Park. Some call them the ﬁrst hip hop group — all recognize their incredible impact on hip hop, spoken word, poetry, language, the black power and arts movement as well as art, culture and politics generally.