Join us for an evening of Hip Hop and spoken word collective with Bethel Woods artist-in-residence Soul Inscribed. The New York-based, six-piece band brews up a mix of Hip Hop poetics and soulful vocals, propelled by a sonic blend of jazz, funk, and dub instrumentals.
The collective features; MC/producer Baba Israel, vocalists Duv and Grace Galu, saxophonist/flutist Sean Nowell, drummer Doron Lev, and multi-instrumentalist/producer Yako 440 on guitar and bass. Soul Inscribed flows seamlessly between crafted songs and improvisation, and human beatboxing.
Soul Inscribed members are all veteran arts educators & have brought their music to young audiences across the world. Their educational programming uses the allure of hip-hop related art forms to get kids writing, expressing, moving, & thinking. Through a school-day performance & a weekend public performance, we aim to motivate the kids to write more & to express themselves, & to excite teachers & parents about the creative potential of their children.
Words, works, & experiences from throughout the week serve as inspiration for each culminating community performance. Built to incorporate participation by the community as well as any student that was involved throughout the week, the performance models the artistic skills, as well as the power of collaboration, improvisation, inclusion, expression & community contribution to celebrate the power of music as a universal language. Soul Inscribed invites all present to join them as ambassadors for creativity, tolerance, & social good.