Blessed brings unique blend of poetry, hip-hop to Greenfield

  • Tem Blessed will perform on Saturday, March 4, at the First Congregational Church in Greenfield.

For The Recorder
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Prepare to go on a journey of the history of spoken word. Tem Blessed will lead this journey through the demonstration of art as well as lecture.

Racial Justice Rising presents this free program Saturday, March 4, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Greenfield.

Joining Blessed will be three other artists from western Mass. There will also be a short open mic session.

Blessed is a multi-talented performer, emcee and spoken word artist who entertains with his unique blend of poetry, hip-hop, and social messages. He has a reputation for inspiring people with his messages on personal transformation, critical thinking and global responsibility.

“He is well-known for taking complex global issues and breaking them down into understandable messages for audiences of all ages and backgrounds through the universal language of music.” said Frank Barrows, National Park Service superintendent.

Blessed was born in West Africa and came to New Bedford as a child. He fell in love with hip-hop and started rhyming as a young boy.

Program is intended for those 13 and up. Doors open at 9:45 p.m. and light refreshments will be available. This is a free event but donations are encouraged.

Child care is available. Contact: email@racialjusticerising.org with the number of children you are bringing and their ages.

For more information, visit: racialjusticerising.org/.