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Nasher to host world premiere of 'Hip Hopera' Wednesday

Posted December 27, 2015

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Credit: Brad Feinknopf and Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is having a fun event this week ... just as winter break is winding down.

At 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, the Durham museum will host a concert featuring The Beast, a Durham hip-hop band. The show will include original music, puppets by Jaghetto and more.

Here's a description from Nasher's website on this "Hip Hopera:" "5P1N0K10 (Spinokio) is a Hip Hopera (Hip Hop Opera) about a robot-boy who wants to become human. In the distant future, when robots are used for war, engineer Jeghettobuilt 5P1N0K10 – an android who fights for humanity through b-boying and hip hop. This Afro-Futuristic take on Carlo Collodi’s Classic ‘Pinocchio’ includes hand-crafted puppets by Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins, projections and a live score written by Durham hip hop/jazz quartet The Beast."

This one, a world premiere, is best for kids ages 10 and under, but all are welcome. It's free with museum admission. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; and free for kids 15 and under.


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