Aaron's coming back this summer! While in residency at the K. A. Brett School this past November, teaching hip-hop theater and poetry to Brett students and community members, Aaron Jafferis met Andy Davis, co-director of the World Fellowship Center in Albany, and Andy is bringing him north to work with youth and perform for all of us! Aaron will perform hip-hop poetry and works-in-progress on Saturday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lToYF64NhQ&feature=player_embedded
Award-winning writer Aaron Jafferis brings audiences into the ferocious, empowering joy of performance poetry. Aaron's hip-hop poems examine the city, the country, and the world through the lens of his own life, using his experience as a window into issues as diverse as racial prejudice and cooperation, immigration, violence, globalization, and pumpkin pie.
Aaron Jafferis has performed his hip-hop poetry at the Kennedy Center, the Nuyorican Poets Café, and the National Poetry Slam Championships, where he is a former Open Rap Slam champion. His hip-hop musicals chisel away at the country's big issues until they find the face of someone we know. Kingdom, Stuck Elevator, No Lie, and Shakespeare: The Remix have won a Richard Rodgers Award, a Creative Capital Award, and have thrilled audiences across the country. Aaron's poetry and hip-hop theater workshops have inspired new writers at colleges, high schools, middle schools, and detention centers for the last decade.
Come see him!