Ghetto Hors d’Oeuvres is an annual show we present by Brooklyn Gypsies in which rappers and poets break down borders to collaboratively create an ode to Brooklyn’s gritty streets. In a city that is home to more artists in the US than any other, Ghetto Hors d’Oeuvres sparks dialogues on complex issues of immigration, economics and survival through the richness of art, poetry and music. Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and bear witness as an eclectic group of Brooklyn artists, both native and immigrant, decipher the block and break down the rock that is the foundation and cornerstone of the Brooklyn we call home. Performances are followed by a live DJ set, conversation and dancing.
The Colors of El Barrio, the vibrant graffiti of its streets, 5 Pointz and its displacement—what do colors represent to your New York City story? From popping neon warehouse parties, factories, lofts and condos to the elevated trailers that are the fading orange brick projects next door, these are the changes of Brooklyn and the transformation of the city.
Featuring Mariela Regalado, Sergio Rosario, Jani Rose, Artem Yatsunov, D-Bird, Corey Humble, Jason Koo, Carmen Bardeguez-Brown, Chrissy Malvasi, Eric Acevedo, Joannesta, Elisabet Velasquez, Albert Taino, Image Areizaga, Nessa, Candace Williams, Bay Bryan, Sarah ‘Little Sheba’ Serrano, Joel Daniels, Prince Premeo, Robert Parker