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Oye For My Dear Brooklyn

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Brooklyn impresario Modesto Flako Jimenez conjures his beloved borough in this bilingual elegy, told through poems, projections, and music. More…

“Listen to the beats / The rhythm of my Bushwick streets.” With lyrical wordplay and irreverence, '¡Oye! For My Dear Brooklyn' complicates our perceptions of race, language, and gentrification and calls us to be truly present to ask the question: “What is my moral worth?”

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March 19th, 2018
"A loosely structured mix of autobiographical morsels and ruminations on identity, immigration, gentrification. and art...Jimenez moves with understated elegance and confidence, and his text exhibits poetic flow and a culturally omnivorous unruliness. That last aspect is as bracing as it can be f...
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