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Organ Colossal Listening Sessions
May 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm EDT$10 – $50
The Organ Colossal Listening Sessions is an online series that brings two artists together through individual performances and moderated conversation. The idea is to draw connections.
Events are free with donations for the artists accepted. Donations are tax-deductible.
Kyle Rapps is an American hip hop artist and slam poet, formerly based in Harlem and Mexico City, now living in Los Angeles. He is co-founder and producer of Mayhem Poets. His hip-hop styles and theatrical presence have earned him poetry slam victories across the nation, and brought him all the way to the Grand Slam finals at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City. As a rapper, Kyle has recorded with the likes of Action Bronson, Talib Kweli, KRS-One, and Joell Ortiz.
Emily Pinkerton’s driving force as a songwriter and ethnomusicologist is to explore the musical and social ties that bind the Americas. For two decades, she has traveled between the U.S. and Chile, playing fiddle, banjo, guitar, charango and guitarrón. She divides her time between performing, teaching and composing, including recent projects — Rounder Songs, a chamber piece featuring voice and old-time banjo; The Early Mays, an award-winning, all-female folk trio; and Looking for Violeta, an original score for a play by Quantum Theatre about Chilean artists, and siblings, Nicanor and Violeta Parra.