About Me

Núrí is an artist, activist and educator from Boston, MA. Núrí has performed dance and spoken word poetry throughout the world. She was a featured performer at the closing ceremonies of UN Conference on the Advancement of Women in Beijing China; toured throughout South Africa with the arts organization she founded/directed, Re-evolution Productions; coordinated and performed with the youth arts ensemble Universal Tribe in Bermuda and toured the United States. She has performed her poetry at such venues as the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA, Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Urban Juke Joint in New York City and at the Poetry Lounge in Los Angeles. Núrí has taught extensively on the subject of HipHop Culture and also writes about style and fashion, co-authoring the chapter “Flava in Ya Gear: Transgressive Politics and the Influence of Hip-Hop on Contemporary Fashion” which appears in the book Twentieth-Century American Fashion. She currently teaches African American Studies, can sometimes be found blogging at It's Just Hair and is the host of Poetic Escape, a monthly open mic event held in downtown Boston.

“Nuri’s dedication to disseminate information and develop alternative dialogues via the arts in general and hip-hop in particular makes her the perfect candidate from Boston to tell of their experiences, lessons, and hopes for the movement of Hip-Hop.”
(Ruth Henry, intermundos.org)
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