WHO: DW McCraven SHOW: Fb: Buoyancy (A Hip Hop Theater Works) DW McCraven uncovers the ways in which intersectionality has shaped their relationships with the world as a queer and darker complected brown person. Fb: Buoyancy creates a space for the audience to viscerally engage with the common misconceptions of […]

Great Conversation with Presenter DW McCraven

WHO: Myriha Burton SHOW: FAILING WITH AND “A” is a glimpse of the difficulties of attending a predominately white institution as a person of color from the inner city. It explores topics such as survivor’s guilt, questioning of religion and faith, and the goodness and evils of what is considered […]

Chatting It up w/Myriha Burton

WHO: Leslie Lissaint, An extremely well versed and learned artist who has decided this was the year to finally express her artistry live and in person on a stage. SHOW: THIS IS HOW WE HEAL, A ground-breaking one woman show she combines spoken word poetry, contemporary movement and sound as […]

Chatting It Up w/Presenter Leslie Lissaint

A blog series created by Darius Parker profiling members of the Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble The Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble (KLPE) has been a pillar of Uptown and Chicago for twenty years. Since her inception, the Kuumba Lynx founders and the original KLPE members have always utilized one key element […]


  12 days of critical Hip Hop arts and cultural exchange August 11th-26th  2016  From Chicago’s urban communities to Colombia South America Afro-Latino communities. Chicago, IL – Columbia – June 2016 marks Kuumba Lynx’s 20th year anniversary! As a part of the 20th year celebrations Kuumba Lynx is engaging in international travel […]