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Life SPARC – The Sonnet Man
June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$15
Hip Hop Shakespeare Fusion with DEVON GLOVER. The Sonnet Man, brilliant rap artist Devon Glover, sets Shakespeare’s love sonnets to Hip Hop to both entertain and educate. Livestream and Q&A. Conceived and produced by Broadway Playwright Arje Shaw, The Sonnet Man brings Shakespeare to young audiences in a genre they know and love, which introduces young people to classical literature, raises literacy, improves communication, creates greater enthusiasm for learning, increases creativity, raises confidence, and sets a foundation for the appreciation of the arts.
Mr. Glover’s story is an inspiration in itself. Born and raised along with two brothers by a single mom in Brooklyn, he strives to make something of himself and to give back to his community. He went through the New York City Public School system and is a graduate of Ithaca College. Mr. Glover teaches and conducts workshops/performances in Harlem, Queens, Brooklyn as well as teaching nationally and internationally in England, Canada, Netherlands, Bermuda, Prague, and more. He performed The Sonnet Man in Negril, Jamaica by special invitation from the Board of Education in the Soul Rebellion Hip Hop Festival.