“Rock the Mic” is an interactive performance that features music videos, multi-media presentations, call and response, and rhythmic movement that will involve the entire audience. Using the biographies of the founder of the Hip-Hop culture DJ Kool Herc, African-American social reformer and statesman Frederick Douglass, and American inventor Thomas Edison. Baba Bomani’s performance centers on the importance of telling our own stories. The audience will rap along to original, professionally released music by Bomani. Bomani will also perform interactive songs that include tips on how to be a creative writer.
This program is made possible by a collaboration between the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Delaware Division of Libraries.