The Clinton Center is excited to host a special performance by Phillip "Philli Moo" Mouton, Quincy "Qnote" Watson, and the Trap Jazz Giants, with an appearance by Crystal C. Mercer, in celebration of Black History Month. The program will begin with a slam poetry performance by the Writeous Poets.
The Clinton Center’s Black History Month programming is sponsored by First Arkansas Bank & Trust; Mays, Byrd & Associates; Olly Neal Advocates; and Wilbur Peer, Sr., Farmer and President KKAC Foundation.
A Night of Trap Jazz and Slam Poetry
Saturday, February 16 • 6 p.m.
Clinton Presidential Center
*This event is SOLD OUT*
Trap Jazz is a new genre of music birthed out of the original art forms of contemporary and Jazz standards with a baseline and core of traditional Hip-Hop, created by Phillip “Philli Moo” Mouton and Quincy "QNote" Watson. Philli Moo, who plays the saxophone, is also a singer, producer, and drummer. QNote is a Little Rock native who combines his Southern background and his many travels seamlessly into songwriting, rapping, producing, podcasts, live sound production, film and documentaries, musical directing, arranging, and playing bass keys, guitar, piano, and organ.
Little Rock native Crystal C. Mercer, who is featured on Philli Moo and Qnote's album, will perform with the group.
The Writeous Poets have been in existence since 2000 under the sponsorship/guidance of Leron and Stacey McAdoo. A periodical that featured writers from around the nation has since been transformed into a youth-oriented literacy, creative writing, and performance troupe. This initiative has assisted young writers in finding their voice and confidence as individuals, performers and activists. Armed with the most powerful weapons around (their thoughts and tongues) they defy stereotypes, speak their truths and combat social injustices through the medium of poetry and spoken word.
This program is FREE and open to the public, but reservations are required. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Members at the Friends ($250) level and above will receive free refreshments. Click HERE to become a Clinton Center Member today!