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World Kaleidoscope presents Jasiri X

Sunday, September 22, 2013 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Emcee and community activist Jasiri X is the creative force and artist behind the groundbreaking Internet news series, This Week with Jasiri X, which has garnered critical acclaim, thousands of subscribers and millions of Internet views. From the controversial viral video, “What if the Tea Party was Black?” to the hard hitting truth of “A Song for Trayvon,” Jasiri X cleverly uses Hip-Hop to provide social commentary on a variety of issues. His videos have been featured on websites as diverse as ALLHIPHOP.com and The Huffington Post, and Jasiri has been a guest on BET Rap City, The Michael Baisden Show, Free Speech TV, Left of Black and Russia Today.

Jasiri X first burst onto the national and international Hip-Hop scene with the powerful hit song “Free The Jena 6,” which was played on more than 100 radio stations and was named “Hip-Hop Political Song of the Year.” His debut album, American History X, was named “Album of the Year” at the Pittsburgh Hip-Hop Awards. A six-time Pittsburgh Hip-Hop Award winner, Jasiri recently became the first Hip-Hop artist to receive the coveted August Wilson Center for African American Culture Fellowship. A founding member of the anti-violence group One Hood, Jasiri started the New Media Academy to teach young African-American boys how to analyze and create media for themselves.

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Event fee: Free
Location:
4400 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact:
Miguel
412.622.3151
newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org