Calling All Hip Hop Heads!

The African Voices historic issue, Hip Hop at 50: Where Do We Go From Here?, has arrived! I'm happy to share that I'm one of 63 contributors in this special edition, guest edited by the prolific writer Kevin Powell (a 2024 #GRAMMY nominee for Best Spoken Word Poetry Album).

Four generations of writers contributed to this "must-read" work. You've never read hip hop like this! Congratulations to Carolyn Butts (African Voices founder) and Kevin for a great collabo.

I'd love to know your thoughts! Email me. ENJOY!

~ April


In honor of National Poetry Month, Joe's Pub, Brooklyn Diego, and AKILA WORKSONGS invite you to Kevin Powell: An Evening of Poetry and Music! Join us TUESDAY, APRIL 16 (7:00 pm), and celebrate the magic of poetry and live music!

Grocery Shopping with My Mother is Powell's latest book of poetry and is also the great album that garnered a 2024 GRAMMY nomination! The evening features:

  • Alexis Marcelo, Piano
  • Tyneshia Hill, Vocals/Vocal Arranger
  • Evangeline Lawson, Vocals
  • Keeara Powell, Vocals
  • Ron Jackson, Musical Director/Guitar/Bass Guitar
  • Giveton Gelin, Trumpet
  • Joshua Farrell, Drums
  • Classique, Violin
  • Kojo Johnson, African drums
  • Iyedun Ince, Percussionist

Purchase tickets today at Joe's Pub is located at 425 Lafayette Street in New York City! Get directions HERE.


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