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When Break Dancing Meets Poetry...

Photo of Marc Bamuthi Joseph by Bethanie Hines, courtesy of REDCAT
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Having earned accolades for his post-hip hop performance work from both national and international audiences, the former National Poetry Slam champion and Oakland, CA resident Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project brings the break/s: a mixtape for stage to REDCAT this Wednesday through Sunday.Having recently performed in the White House for President Obama's inauguration, promotional materials say that the new work "deftly combines Joseph's trademark rapid-fire wordplay and poetic reveries with phenomenal physical movement." This multimedia journey across Planet Hip-Hop is described as a percussive call-and-response with turntablist DJ Excess and multi-instrumentalist Ajayi Jackson, accompanied by video by Eli Jacobs Fantauzzi.