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Todays Date: 10/19/19
Last Update: 11/27/12 07:12:14 PM

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Address: 515 Malcolm X Blvd (corner of 135st
New York, NY    11550

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"Thus, gender ideology not only creates ideas about femininity but it also shapes conceptions of masculinity." Patricia Hill Collins, Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism

<b><i>Mother Tongue: Monologues for Lesbian Ancestral Wives and Revolutionary Women Speaking the Unspeakable</b></i>will draw you into deeper conversation about one of the most taboo subjects in Black sexual politics same sex love and gender nonconformity. With beautiful imagery, evocative music and bold movement, poets, drummers, dancers and actors dramatizing and performing community will speak of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identities of people in Black communities that remain intensely controversial, and/or dismissed as an insignificant aspect of their lives.

The Black lesbian in particular, who stands at the crossroads of two well-developed ideologies in America, one about women and one about "the Negro", remains a dangerous site saturated with the belief that female sexual energy deserves punishment. Mother Tongue Monologues continues to center the multilayered texture of Black women's lives as it rarely ever is, and shatters the silence around the treatment of the lesbians among us as objects of hypersexualization, entertainment and media fodder, pornographic exploitation, backlash and displaced anger. The Performance challenges cultural beliefs that insist on seeing tragedy in sex and gender identities that present a threat to a patriarchal status-quo informed by a racist paradigm that for centuries kept its foot on the necks of women, while confining men to a destructive code of masculinity that often undermines their very freedom and humanity.


Arts.Dance

Big Mouth Bout  | Open: 04/06/12 Close: 04/06/12
The Big Mouth Bout is a combat-style Blood and Guts Poetry! tournament. Spoken word artists of various weight classes and levels go head-to-head in numerous rounds of lyrical warfare, with the winners advancing to the next rounds and the losers going back to their pens and pads. The B.M.B. is the only no-holds-barred series where it is every poet for him or herself. Just like boxing (its mother sport), there can only be one winner, also known as the Big Mouth Bout champion. The Big Mouth Bout is more than just a poetry competitionit's a battle to the finish. It requires the agility, smarts, and heart of a lion. It mandates passion, zeal, and ferocity. It's not about points. It's not about slam. This is the B.M.B. The Big Mouth Bout. Blood and Guts Poetry! of epic proportions.

Khajakool and Urbintel Entertainment

present

THE BIG MOUTH BOUT

RAINMAKER VS. PHYA STARTA

plus CHRIST IS VS. TAHANI SALAH

plus RUDY CABRERA VS. BRO. EARL

Special Guests Karen Jaime w/ Emmty Soul and Dulcinea Detwah
Friday April 6th, 2012

$15 in advance
$20 at the door

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
Harlem, New York

Subway
Take 2 or 3 train to 135th Street

MTA Bus
M7 M102
to 135th StreetDriving
FDR Drive to Harlem River Drive; Harlem River Drive to 135th St.; two blocks west; Interstate 87 (Major Deegan Expwy.) to Madison Ave. Bridge (138th Street Exit); one block west to Malcolm X Blvd.; turn left; proceed to 135th St.

Big Mouth Bout  | Open: 03/02/12 Close: 03/02/12
Khajakool and Urbintel Entertainment

present

THE BIG MOUTH BOUT

BLUE VS. CHARAN P

plus POETIC ASSASSIN VS.BRO. EARL

plus EDSON DACOSTA VS. SUZEN BARAKA

Special Guests BGT Family -Michelle Cooper, Olivia Gilmore & Kadeem Sir Musiq Nichols

Friday March 2, 2011

$15 in advance
$20 at the door

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
Harlem, New York

Subway
Take 2 or 3 train to 135th Street

MTA Bus
M7 M102
to 135th Street

Driving
FDR Drive to Harlem River Drive; Harlem River Drive to 135th St.; two blocks west; Interstate 87 (Major Deegan Expwy.) to Madison Ave. Bridge (138th Street Exit); one block west to Malcolm X Blvd.; turn left; proceed to 135th St.

The Big Mouth Bout is a combat-style Blood and Guts Poetry! tournament. Spoken word artists of various weight classes and levels go head-to-head in numerous rounds of lyrical warfare, with the winners advancing to the next rounds and the losers going back to their pens and pads. The B.M.B. is the only no-holds-barred series where it is every poet for him or herself. Just like boxing (its mother sport), there can only be one winner, also known as the Big Mouth Bout champion. The Big Mouth Bout is more than just a poetry competitionit's a battle to the finish. It requires the agility, smarts, and heart of a lion. It mandates passion, zeal, and ferocity. It's not about points. It's not about slam. This is the B.M.B. The Big Mouth Bout. Blood and Guts Poetry! of epic proportions.


Arts.Performance