In celebration of Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s newest work, /peh-lo-tah/, being featured at The Kennedy Center (June 9-11), LSP is proud to present this soccer-inspired kick-off and meet and greet.
Come in your favorite soccer jersey and enjoy rotating dj “matches” featuring a varied range of music (afrobeats, samba, soca, reggae, konpa and more), visuals and more as we celebrate the opening of this new work that actively intersects global economics, cross border fan culture, and the politics of joy.
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Hosted by: The Patrick Sisters (IG: @patricksisters)
DJ Don X (TW + IG: @djdonx)
DJ Stylus (Sol Power) (TW: @djstylus | IG @rhome_p)
Philippe The Haitian (Gruv Boutique) (IG: @philippe_the_haitian)
DJ Hazzard (TW + IG: @djhazzardmusic)
Visuals by ED (TW: @heyed | IG @heyedsmith)
Poet-performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph found freedom on the soccer field. As a child of Haitian immigrants, he embraced the sport as a means to navigate his own American Dream. This multi-disciplinary work integrates spoken word, text, movement, music, and the folklore of Hip Hop in a unique and inspirational examination of the “spinning ball” (pelota) we call Earth. Marc’s charismatic storytelling forms the base of a theatrical experience featuring a compelling collection of elements such as choreography inspired by South African and Brazilian movement styles and techniques from the soccer field, live music that ranges from gospel and African American spirituals to bossa nova and Brazilian carnival, and a vibrant background of filmed imagery through video projection. Most enjoyed by age 13 and up. Click here for tickets.