04/09/08: DelVal Hosts “iLL-Literacy”

Apr 07, 2008

iLL-Literacy, a self-proclaimed spoken-word/hip hop theater group, will perform at Delaware Valley College on Wednesday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. in the All Purpose Room.

Perhaps you first heard of iLL-Literacy for the first time as a feature act on HBO’s Def Poetry or sharing the stage with Common, Mos Def, KRS-One, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more. Perhaps this is the first time you've heard of the group. Either way, it certainly won't be the last.

From the iLL-Literacy website: 

"In the age of empty words-where millions log in to comment on videos of iguanas skateboarding, where entire television series' are based on who can blurt out the most grotesque diss on someone's mother, where there exists such a thing as cell phones for babies, it seems everyone has something to say. But who's really listening?

Enter iLL-Literacy-a collective of poets, emcees, and all-around fresh individuals-with a mission that seems simple enough: to have something to say, and for people not only listen, but want to listen.

Call it spoken word, call it hip-hop theater, but never call it typical, the crew consists of Adriel Luis, Dahlak Brathwaite, Nico Cary and Ruby Veridiano-Ching-four artists who  harbor impressive accolades in their own rights. Since the four officially debuted their tour as a collective at the American University of Paris in 2005, iLL-Literacy has swept the corners of the globe with a delicious blend of lyrical verse, innovative theatrics, and an addictive approach to audience interaction that has kept the crew traveling nonstop."

Come out and join the DelVal community as we enjoy the iLL-Literacy experience!