black lgbt artsy event: new jersey: may 7: out, loud and proud v @ new jersey performing arts center

Yahoo Blues performed Tim’m West

Brave Soul Collective will be performing May 7 for New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) Out, Loud and Proud V. The event is part of the Alternate Routes GLBT Festival. Out, Loud and Proud brings together provocative spoken word and hip hop artists representing all orientations. The event will be curated and hosted by NJ-based spoken word artist Pandora Scooter.

Brave Soul Collective includes Tim’m West and Monte J. Wolfe. Tim’m West is one of the godfathers of Out Hip-Hop and one of the co-founders of Deep D*ckollective, a black and queer Hip Hop group based in Oakland, California. Deep D*ckollective met after Tim’m and Juba Kalamka met following a 1999 screening of Marlon Riggs‘ film Tongues Untied (art inspiring art). Monte J. Wolfe is Artistic and Managing Director of Brave Soul

Collective and is also an actor, songwriter, musician, director, and producer.

Monte in the short film, All in the Timing, written and directed by Alan Sharpe

Tim’m’s publishing company Red Dirt just released “Collisions: A Collection of Intersections” by L. Michael Gipson. L. Michael’s

Coldplay Concert Stage (Osheaga 2009) with Fir...

Image by Anirudh Koul via Flickr

writing has appeared in Clik, Pulse, Arise, Urban Dialect, Creative Loafing (Atlanta), and Port of Harlem.

At the event spoken word artist Alix Olson will also be performing. Alix is a folk poet and progressive queer artist-activist and twice headlined HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam” (Russell Simmons).

Alix Olson performing America’s On Sale

Pandora Scooter performing Chilled Hot Cocoa

If you’re in New Jersey or will be in New Jersey check out this event.

Location: the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) at One Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102 in The Chase Room

Date/Time: Sat, May 7, 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Price: Only $16.00

For more information go to NJPAC.

Cornelius Jones Jr. performing with Brave Soul Collective

Previous artists who have performed at NJPAC include: Yo-Yo Ma; Bob Dylan; Ballet Nacional de Cuba; Lauryn Hill; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Twyla Tharp Dance; Dance Theatre of Harlem; Israel Philharmonic; the Berlin State Opera Orchestra; the Royal Danish Ballet; Hilary Hahn; Bill T. Jones; Itzhak Perlman; the Vienna Boys Choir; Midori; Sarah Brightman; Sting; Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo; Elvis Costello; National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique; Don Henley; the Afro-Cuban All-Stars; Audra McDonald; Buena Vista Social Club; Melissa Etheridge; the Czech Philharmonic; Bette Midler; The Chieftains; Herbie Hancock; Sweet Honey in the Rock; and Diana Krall.

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