Music & Lyrics

Bocafloja is a man of many talents, but words are clearly his specialty. The Mexico City-born artist and activist is taking to the stage this week as both a rapper and a poet thanks to ASU’s Performance in the Borderlands and the School of Social Transformation. First, he will be performing in concert at the Herberger Theater Center; the following night, he and Sidony O’neal will read excerpts from their latest collaboration Prognosis. Bocafloja’s work seeks to examine issues like institutionalized racism, colonialism, and social oppression. Each event will create a space where visitors can join in on the discussion of these critical topics.

Bocafloja will be performing in concert at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 East Monroe Street, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 4. Tickets to the musical event are $15. On Friday, September 5, at 7 p.m., Bocafloja will be featured in a reading alongside O’neal at the Phoenix Hostel and Cultural Center, 1026 North Ninth Street. Tickets to the spoken word event are $5. For more information, visit or call 480-965-5337.

Thu., Sept. 4, 7 p.m., 2014
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Katrina Montgomery