Brooklyn Phil and Bed-Stuy Restoration Center for Arts and Culture Present: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Lena Horne and the Bed-Stuy Tradition
June 9, 2012, 8 PM
Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza
1368 Fulton Streetm, Brooklyn
A profound and authentic lover of language, renowned Bed-Stuy artist Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) is one of the most influential hip-hop stars of all time. He joins Artistic Director Alan Pierson and the Brooklyn Philharmonic in bringing together the aggressive energy and charged lyrics of American hip-hop, the classic ballads of legendary Bed-Stuy singer and activist Lena Horne, and the revolutionary music of Beethoven, remixed anew by emerging artists living and working in East Brooklyn today. Featuring Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Leslie Uggams, the Noel Pointer Foundation Youth String Orchestra, and DJ Eddie Marz.
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