Music Haul Flip Side: Baltimore

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

"Every citizen a storyteller." On this Fourth of July we cannot resist remembering our incredible Flip Side poets. We are proud to share their work with you, alongside Jennifer Curtis, violinCharles Overton, harp, and Chase Morrin, piano. Thank you to the families of Saint Luke's Youth Center and The Park School of Baltimore. As CJ Williams proclaims at the end of his poem to Langston Hughes and Beethoven: "Baltimore is beautiful!"

In the spring of 2023, Yellow Barn launched Music Haul: Flip Side Baltimore. Responding to the poetry of Langston Hughes and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, ten young poets from St. Luke’s Youth Center and the Park School of Baltimore spent six weeks writing and collaborating with Yellow Barn musicians to bring the work of these two great creative voices, and their shared dream for humanity, into our lives. Their collective journey culminated on May 10th in Kirby Lane Park.

Learn more about Yellow Barn Music Haul's Flip Side: Baltimore