About this Performance
Lyrics from Lockdown is a groundbreaking multimedia production created by hip hop theater innovator and spoken word artist Bryonn Bain. This true story begins with Bain’s wrongful imprisonment while studying law at Harvard and weaves together the voices of more than forty characters, fusing hip hop, spoken word, R&B, calypso, and classical music. See this award-winning theatrical production during a one-night-only event to celebrate the launch of the Center for Justice at UCLA and the release of Bain’s book Rebel Speak: A Justice Movement Mixtape, foreword by Dr. Angela Davis and conversations with Chuck D, Harry Belafonte, Aloe Blacc, Maya Jupiter, and Dolores Huerta. Huerta, President and Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, will join Bain in conversation following the performance.
The For Freedoms exhibition Another Justice: By Any Media Necessary showcasing the art of women incarcerated at Victorville Federal Prison, will be on view throughout the night.
Presented in collaboration with the Skirball Cultural Center, Center for Justice at UCLA, For Freedoms, and the LA Phil Humanities program
The LA Phil’s Humanities programs are generously supported by Linda and David Shaheen.
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