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Rising in the Heights with Leadlights Ensemble and Randy Mason and Jamell Ogbanna

Hip hop artist Randy Mason and keyboardist Jamell Ogbanna join Leadlights Ensemble for an afternoon of hip hop, rhyme, and string music. Little ones will enjoy a rhythmically interactive story featuring Brian Pinkney “Max Found Two Sticks,” with musical accompaniment by Leadlights.

Free copies of the book will be available, and gifts and giveaways from local business will be raffled.  

Rising in the Heights” is a festival of outdoor arts performances curated by Leadlights in partnership with Word Up Community Bookshop. The festival celebrates the rich artistic contributions of Black and Latinx cultures and promotes children’s literacy through music and storytelling. 

This project is made possible in part with funds from UMEZ Arts Engagement, supported by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ); and Creative Engagement, supported by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in partnership with the City Council and the Howard Gilman Foundation. UMEZ Arts Engagement and Creative Engagement are administered by LMCC.


Jun 14 2024


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10032
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