E.G. Bailey features at University of Wyoming

Spoken Word artist, E.G. Bailey, will feature at University of Wyoming’s Days of Dialogue, honoring the legacy and spirit of Martin Luther King Jr, and centered on the themes of poverty, politics and race.

Called ‘the ultimate collaborator’, Bailey has cofounded a number of essential organizations and projects, including the MN Spoken Word Association, the Urban Griots Spoken Word Awards, the Verve Spoken Word Grant, hip hop and spoken word label Tru Ruts/Speakeasy Records, and a number of spoken word radio shows. He has developed curriculum, worked in k-12 schools and will be teaching a new course at the University of MN this spring. His work and performance has taken him all across the U.S., and abroad to England, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Bosnia, and more.

Bailey’s work centers on African and African American historical and cultural heritage. These  theme are explored  in his upcoming spoken word concept album, American Afrikan, infused with the music of jazz, Afrobeat, hip hop and more. Collaborating with musician Dameun Strange, he will perform selections from this project, in addition to other works. The performance will be followed by an open mic allowing students to showcase works.

Performance begins at 9PM  • Free • 1000 E. University Ave, Wyoming Union Lower Level, Rm 12.  (The Building is located at 13th Street and University Ave).

Advertisements

TrackBack Identifier URI