Dear Colleges & Universities,
My name is Leroy Moore of Krip-Hop Nation (an international artistic/activist network focusing on disability justice through music/poetry i.e. Hip-Hop, Blues and Jazz). Krip-Hop Nation/Leroy Moore has been on the college circuit since 1998 and performed and provided workshops at Harvard, University of California at Berkeley, New York University, Rayson University in Toronto, Ca to name a few. We would love to come to your campus in the 2017-2018 school year.
Krip-Hop Nation has traveled with our film documentary, Where Is Hope: The Art of Murder with filmmaker, Emmitt Thrower, about police brutality against people with disabilities that came out early 2015 providing hands on and critical thinking around the issue of police brutality against people with disabilities. In 2009 Krip-Hop Nation hosted the first ever conference on Diversifying Hip-Hop, Homo-Hop & Krip-Hop bring queer & disabled Hip-Hop artists together at U.C. Berkeley & at NYU.
This school year Krip-Hop Nation celebrates our tenth year anniversary 2007-2017, we are also displaying what we will learned from our Krip-Hop Nation South Africa tour that will produce a film & book plus our ongoing Black disability presentations with book readings from Leroy’s 2015 poetry book, Black Kripple Delivers Poetry & Lyrics that has twenty historical trivia questions at the end of the book and his new children” book title, Black Disabled Art History 101 that will come out in late September of 2017. We are very proud about our new presentation, “Black/Brown International Disability Art and Hip-Hop” that was at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in June of 2017. Krip-Hop Nation is writing a book about Hip-Hop & disability and the two Founders, Keith Jones & I have created Krip-Hop Nation: The Crossroads Experience which is a performance using original music and poetry along with imagery taking the audience on a journey through experiences of being black in the world of disability that will premiere at HUB week in Boston, Mass Oct 10-15/2017.
We, at Krip-Hop Nation, hope you are interested in continuing to talk about the possibilities of having us, Krip-Hop Nation, on your campus this school year. You can also check out our Workshops & Performance page @ http://kriphopnation.com/category/workshopsperformances/ to see a list of presentations, videos & our contract. Drop us a line at Kriphopnation@gmail.com or Krip-HopNation Facebook page.
Image: Krip-Hop Nation logo with disabled parking symbol with record player in the circle and the figure sitting on the circle spells KRiP HOP with a shadow figure break dancing. Below the image is words spelling, Much More Than Just Music.
Leroy Moore Jr.
Founder of Krip-Hop Nation