Desdemona, a spoken word and hip-hop artist, will be performing outdoors at the NYM VFW Post 3289 on Friday, July 27th at 7:30 p.m. This concert is being held in conjunction with the NYM Education Foundation’s Bean Bag Tournament (Bean Bag Tournament starts at 5:00 PM), which precedes the concert. A family-friendly water balloon toss and art activities are also being planned. All activities are outdoors behind the VFW where there is plenty of green grass, picnic tables, and a covered pavilion area. All ages are welcome.
Desdamona’s writing and performances focus on themes of domestic violence, self-esteem, individual identity, being an outsider, and being a woman in hip-hop. The message is as strong as her sense of rhythm. She often employs beat-boxing to go with her flowing rhymes and smooth vocals. She is one of the founders of B-Girl Be, the first international festival celebrating women in hip-hop, fighting against the objectification of women in music and society. She won the Minnesota Music Award for “Best Spoken Word Artist” five times. Come to her show to enjoy a night of speaking out and banging beats!