ROYA Small Talk: Rap Sessions Recap
Special thank you to our panelists, the band, the community, and Black Market Nubian for a beautiful space on the legacy of Jazz and Hip Hop in pushing our justice movements forward. A thank you to Caffe Nero and Berkshire Bank for sponsoring us. And a huge thank you to Harry Scales for capturing the day.
ROYA Small Talk: Rap Sessions
ROYA SMALL TALK: RAP SESSIONS is the debut of a series of communal gatherings in collaboration with Rap Sessions hosted by Bakari Kitwana to commemorate and celebrate the legacy of Jazz, Blues, and Hip Hop for social justice. Billy Taylor declared Jazz “the Classical music of America'' - rightfully asserting the significant role Jazz has in revolutionizing the music landscape, not only in its composition but in the power of infinite stories that reverberate beyond its audience.
ROYA EFX: Starlight SLAM
ROYA EFX: Starlight SLAM is a soiree of spoken word delivered by community artists, poets, writers, and enthusiasts. ROYA EFX features local performances and invites the rest of the attending community to an open mic to celebrate and share their works and arts in togetherness.