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The Poetry of Kuumba Lynx

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Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting a four-day film and performance series called Hip Hop Live & Reel. The event looks at hip-hop as more than just rhythm and rhyme, but as a broader culture that intersects with socially conscious topics. Live performers range from spoken word artists The Suicide Kings, to anthropological humorist Reggie Watts to the Chicago Latina theater troupe Teatro Luna. The Uptown-based hip-hop poets Kuumba Lynx will also perform. They are winners in the 2008 Louder Than a Bomb Chicago teen poetry slam. Here they are performing, Paradoxical Mess.
 
The event begins this evening with the screening of a pair of documentary films, Style Wars and From Mambo to Hip Hop.

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