Jaamil Olawale Kosoko performs Revenge of The New Negro at BIPAF!


Jack, Brooklyn NY
505 1/2 Waverly Ave.
Brooklyn , NY

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By invitation of JACK Brooklyn NY, a performance space located in Brooklyn New York, I've been invited to share my most recent performance art work entitled Revenge of the New Negro.

About the Work

Assistant Direction by Vince Johnson
Music by Rihanna (cover) at 5:18 with
Nina Simone, Sidsel Endresen & Bugge Wesseltoft, The KKK,and the 1975 blaxploitation classic "Boss Nigger"
Text: Ninth Sign of Zodiac by Jaamil Kosoko
Original Lyrics by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Recitation from bell hooks' We Real Cool, Black Men and Masculinity
Chapter 5, "it's a dick thing"

About the New Negro:

"New Negro" is a term popularized during the Harlem Renaissance implying a more outspoken advocacy of dignity and a refusal to submit quietly to the practices and laws of Jim Crow racial segregation. The term "New Negro" was made popular by Alain LeRoy Locke.

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