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Culinary Lyricism: Exploring the Relationship between Music and Food in Black and Latinx Cultures

Food for Thought | Presented by The Greene Space x MoFAD

Originally Aired: Friday, October 30, 2020


Join MOFAD and The Greene Space for an exploration of the relationship between food and music in Black and Latinx cultures. Food, like music, is shaped by our climate, socio-economic circumstances, and our heritage. Both are a product of these broader contexts and articulation of our struggles and triumphs within them.

Featuring critically acclaimed chefs, Edward Brumfield and Eric Rivera; Syreeta Gates, Founder of Yo Stay Hungry; Naima Cochrane, music culture writer; and Nia-Raquelle Smith, food history and culture scholar; this panel will delve into the parallels and trends that articulate the struggles and triumphs embodying these cultural forms of expression. The event will also feature the art of burgeoning digital artist Taylor Collier and a cooking demo from Chef Eric Rivera of Addo Seattle.

We will discuss the parallels in how artists’ communities and food cultures are targeted and exploited by outside forces. As culinary tastes spread, they connect disparate cultures – but exposure comes with risk. We will explore how the relationship between food and music in Black and Latinx culture grounds us, fuels us, and inspires us.


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