12. January 2019 - 12:00 till 15:00
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Frank Morrison "Roots of Rap" Children's Book Signing | Richard Beavers Gallery | Saturday, 12. January 2019

Frank Morrison "Roots of Rap" Children's Book Signing
The Roots of RapBy Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Frank Morrison
Please join us to celebrate the launch of this stunning, rhyming, triple-timing picture book and exhibition.
A generation voicing stories, hopes, and fearsfounds a hip-hop nation.Say holler if you hear.The roots of rap and the history of hip-hop have origins that precede DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash. Kids will learn about how it evolved from folktales, spirituals, and poetry, to the showmanship of James Brown, to the culture of graffiti art and break dancing that formed around the art form and gave birth to the musical artists we know today. Written in lyrical rhythm by award-winning author and poet Carole Boston Weatherford and complete with flowing, vibrant illustrations by Frank Morrison, this book beautifully illustrates how hip-hop is a language spoken the whole world 'round, it and features a foreward by Swizz Beatz, a Grammy Award winning American hip-hop rapper, DJ, and record , January 12, 2019‬

Time: ‪12PM – 3PM
Location: Richard Beavers Gallery
 (‪408 Marcus Garvey Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11216‬)
*The original art from the book will be on Exhibit, books will be available to purchase, illustrator will be signing copies.