Best Activist Art Series: Bmore On Fire

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Even in Baltimore’s collaborative arts environment, it’s rare to see a spoken word poet opening for a musician opening for a Black Panther. This sort of miscellany is what vaults Firebrand Records’ relatively new Bmore On Fire series to the top. Every few months, Baltimore musicians-cum-activists Son of Nun and Ryan Harvey host the event, which showcases local artists and thinkers whose work engages with issues of social concern. Past performers/speakers include hip-hop artist and Cultural Curator for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle DevRock, former Black Panther Eddie Conway, and badass performance poet Olu Butterfly. Each installment is hosted at a bar or club, keeping the environment laid-back, especially for a room full of radicals and revolutionaries.

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