urban verbs


V.22 No.25 | 6/20/2013
Voces students line up to share their Twitter handles on the Twitter wall
Courtesy of @Voces2013

Art Magnified

Rhyme and Reason

Urban Verbs trio transforms Voces

Burque youth find their writing and speaking voices at the Voces Institute.
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V.21 No.14 | 4/5/2012

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Music

2bers release DIG

Burque hip-hop veterans the 2bers unveil its new album DIG tonight at the El Rey, but it’s not your ordinary album release party.

2bers

with Zoology, La Junta, Mala Maña and Urban Verbs

Saturday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.

El Rey Theater

624 Central SW

Tickets: $12, $7 students; all-ages

Proceeds benefit Equality New Mexico, the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, and the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice

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Flyer on the Wall

DIG

On Saturday, April 7, the 2bers shares its fourth studio album, DIG, with the world, but it’s not merely a release party. The hip-hop duo—BlesInfinite (Luke Hale) and Eph’Sharpe (Collin Troy)—has been a Burque mainstay since its creation in 1999. With DIG the songwriters/MCs/producers wanted to mark the occasion with something beyond the typical celebratory function.

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V.20 No.24 | 6/16/2011
DJ Diles

Arts

Urban Verbs

An autobiographical hip-hop intersection of Hip-Hop and humanity in five acts

Hakim Bellamy, Carlos Contreras, DJ Diles and Idris Goodwin: heavy hitters from the arts and music scene with many fingers in many pies at all times. Their newest confection, Urban Verbs, is a video, audio and physical performance piece that is dialogued entirely in poetic verse. Bellamy and Contreras play characters and interact, weaving over and under live electronic DJing from Diles—and under the sharp direction of Goodwin. The actor/creators call Urban Verbs an alternative to the brainless, heartless hip-hop of violence and exclusion. The Friday show also has live art creation, an auction and a DJ. Saturday’s show has a keg and musical guests BrokenBreadWinner.

These are bitty bios of the performers:

Hakim Bellamy – two time national champion slam poet, father, rapper, political journalist, community advocate and organizer.

Diles – Professionally certified, passionately motivated sound engineer, producer, beat junkie, rapper, and all around chemist of sound.

Carlos Contreras – Two time national champion slam poet, educator, artist, community organizer and activist, host of the NHCC’s Voces program.