Freestyle Poetry Workshop with Toni Blackman
World-renowned hip-hop poet Toni Blackman led a workshop in freestyle (improvised) rap. Participants learned techniques for creating their own freestyle verse in a cypher, a group setting where everyone performs collectively in a circle. Blackman, the first hip-hop ambassador to the U.S. State Department, is an award-winning artist who has performed alongside Erykah Badu, the Wu-Tang Clan, Sheryl Crow, and many others.
Space for this event was sponsored in part by Sokoloff Arts