1. In Honor of National Poetry Month: “110 Morningside: A Tribute to Abiodun”

     

     

     

     

     

    110 Morningside Trailer

    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.

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