BLACK/BROWN INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ART AND HIP-HOP

BLACK/BROWN INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ART AND HIP-HOP

Friday, June 2, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Whitney Museum Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater New York, NY.

Bay area artist and producer Leroy Moore presents an evening dedicated to Afro-Krip & Krip-Hop. Black/Brown Disability Art US & Internationally Through Oppression, Invisibility, Cultural Appropriation to Acceptance & Pride mixes poetry with performance and video to share music coming out of US, Africa, Brazil and Mexico, in the legacy and histories of Black/Brown disabled artists and musicians. Following the performance Leroy will be joined by artists Carolyn Lazard, Park McArthur and Constantina Zavitsanos for a conversation with the audience.

Moore is co-founder of the Sins Invalid performance project and a founding member and current chair of the Black Disability Studies Working Group, with the National Black Disability Coalition. Moore’s poetry/lyrics book, The Black Kripple Delivers Poetry & Lyrics was published by Poetic Matrix Press in the Winter of 2015. He is currently writing a Krip-Hop book, and his children's book, Black Disabled Art History 101, will be published in Summer 2017 by Justice Press.