Friday, January 20, 2012

The Music Behind The Words:

     An Evening Of Spoken Word & Music with 
         Special Guest Artist Mike de la Rocha
Offering an alternative view of social entrepreneurship, Mike de la Rocha has emerged as one of America's top new voices on youth development issues. He has been acknowledged for integrating social justice, the arts and his personal experiences to bring diverse communities together to promote solutions to social inequity and violence.

In addition to his musical and advocacy efforts, Mike continues to gain national attention as an artist, public speaker and contributing writer to Russell Simmon's Global Grind website ( For more information on Mike de la Rocha visit

                 Cypress Park Branch Library 
                       Thursday, March 8th
                        6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us in welcoming special guest Mike de la Rocha in a program celebrating the power of the arts.

Participation is open to everyone and teens especially are encouraged to share their poetry, writings and music during the event.

                                                      Cypress Park Library
                                   1150 Cypress Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90065
                                     Follow us on Twitter: @CypressParkLAPL

Brianna,  Eddie and Fabian singing some Nirvana

@YoungBreezee reading a poem by Christina Sanchez

@LiburyChica reading some poetry

Imani from the Library Foundation Of Los Angeles, @WendyCarrillo and @MrmikedelaRocha
@WendyCarrillo reciting 2Pac's "Dear Mama" in honor of International Women's day

The whole event streamed live. Viewers as far as Florida were able to listen to "The Music Behind The Words" (picture credit to @WendyCarrillo)

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