Talib Kweli and John Forté in conversation and performance

From their roots in Brooklyn, to their new musical collaboration, the two artists come together for a rare live session to discuss their creative journeys, musical stories and unique friendship.

Talib Kweli is known as one of the premier Hip Hop artists in the last two decades. As host of the podcast 'People's Party,' Kweli explores hip-hop, culture, and politics with big-name guests. Kweli has lent his lyricism and ability to craft a story to artists across the board, and has collaborated with Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, and J Dilla to name a few. In 2011, he founded Javotti Media, "a platform for independent thinkers and doers,” in a bid to form a media powerhouse that releases music and films as well as books.

John Forté has had a wide-ranging career. He has played the role of activist, director, musician, composer, and more. His newest album, RIDDEM DRIVE, was released February 14, 2020, through Javotti Media.

Saturday Mar 7
Main Hall
Session Type: Performance


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