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Monday, May 7, 2018

The godfathers of hip hop to take the stage at the Wright museum this Friday

Posted By on Mon, May 7, 2018 at 11:11 AM

click to enlarge The cover the the Last Poets' debut album from 1970s.
  • The cover the the Last Poets' debut album from 1970s.

A special 50th anniversary performance at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will feature members of the trailblazing spoken word performance group the Last Poets.

Though there are actually several different groups called or known as the Last Poets, they all trace their common heritage to New York in May 1968, where the group was formally founded in Marcus Garvey Park on Malcolm X's birthday.



Officially, this week's event is one stop on a world tour. "The 50th Anniversary of the Last Poets Reparations Concert" and the performers will include Abiodun Oyewole, Umar Bin Hassan, and Babatunde and Dahveed Ben Israel. Oyewole and Bin Hassan have released a new album this year, entitled Understand What Black Is. Also in the mix will be rapper Mama Sol.

The performances begin at 7 p.m. May 11, 2018, at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; click here for tickets.


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