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The poetry lounge self expression through the spoken word

Format: DVD 2004
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Explosively documenting the story of a group of underground hip-hop MCs & DJs from the early 1980's to the present day, Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme is a film that explores the world of improvisational rap - the rarely recorded art form of rhyming spontaneously, or "off the top of the head." Made over the course of more than seven years, mostly with borrowed or stolen cameras by a co-operative of students, b-boys, DJs, and MCs know as The Center for Hip-Hop Education, Freestyle takes the viewer on a journey through the previously unexamined dimensions of hip-hop as a spiritual and community based art form.
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Subjects Performance poetry.
Poetry slams.
American poetry -- 21st century.
Poetry -- Authorship -- Study and teaching.
Nonfiction films.
Publisher Beverly Hills, CA :Choices,2004
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles Self expression through the spoken word
Contributors Seligman, James (Film director)
Rattner, Larry.
Blaetz, Pierson.
Monyee, Thea.
Hardwick, Omari, 1974-
Gimel, Brutha.
Loring, Gina.
Peninsula Films.
Greenway Arts Alliance.
Choices, Inc.
Participants/Performers Thea Monyee, In-Q, Omari "Wise O" Hardwick, Brutha Gimel, Gina Loring, Shihan Van Clief.
Other Contributors Photographed and edited by James Seligman.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
"Bringing poetry to life"--Container.
Special features: extended interviews with poets; lesson plan; Poetry Lounge history; guidebook.
System Details DVD; NTSC; Region 1; full screen presentation; Dolby digital stereo.
Description 1 videodisc (30 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1930545991
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