HIP HOP ARTISTS, SPOKEN WORD POETS AND MAKERS OF MOVEMENT MUSIC
The Peace Poets are a Hip Hop crew, born of heart and hope in New York City. Coming from the Bronx, New York, they’ve traveled and performed across the world in over 40 countries.
Over the past ten years, they’ve solidified their role as poets, both culturally and politically, having been celebrated by folks within the poetry scene as well as far beyond it into the realms of protest, political discourse, and artistic pedagogy.
They’ve produced and toured two Hip Hop albums and they’ve also collaborated with underground artists around the nation and in countries across the globe to produce high quality, hard-hitting music that honors the culture of Hip Hop.
AS ARTIST EDUCATORS:
They’ve worked in spaces ranging from prisons and warzones to the halls of higher education at the nation’s most prestigious universities using poetry and music as tools for community healing and empowerment.
AS MOVEMENT MUSIC MAKERS:
They’ve made an indelible mark on the social movements of our times by supporting the re-emergence of the art of collective singing in action. They’ve done this by being in direct relationship with organizers, collectively composing songs and supporting others to lead them while taking brave action together in the fight for freedom. In this way, they’ve had multiple songs go viral including “I Can’t Breathe” “Listen Auctioneer”, and “The Voice of my Great Granddaughter”.
AS CREATORS AND CONNECTORS:
They have come to understand themselves as creators and connectors. They create spaces of dignity, respect and healing. They connect people to each other, to history, to purpose and to the truth of our intertwined destiny. They hope that some day soon, they can connect and create with you.