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An Evening with Roy Kinsey

A Legacy Project

Jun 06, 2024

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Chicago native, rapper, and librarian Roy Kinsey credits Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns as a foundational text that has deeply informed his lyricism as an MC. In An Evening with Roy Kinsey: A Legacy Project, an intimate presentation at the Poetry Foundation, Kinsey will share more about the Black storytellers who have been essential to shaping his craft, the urgency of preserving Black literary culture through rap music, and his history.

Kinsey’s tenth studio album, A Westside Story: A Legacy Project, due fall 2024, firmly focuses on growing up in an ever-changing Chicago. Part listening session, part performance, and part album discussion, An Evening with Roy Kinsey: A Legacy Project gives audience members a rare look behind the veil into Kinsey’s creative process. This event is part of the Black Power Series, complementing the world premiere of Stokely: The Unfinished Revolution. All events in the Black Power Series are free and open to the public.

June 6, 2024 | Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St., Chicago, IL, 60654) | Doors at 6:30pm | Presentation at 7:00pm

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