/peh-LO-tah/: A Futbol Framed Freedom Suite
In soccer—and life—go for the goal!
In soccer—and life—go for the goal! As a child of Haitian immigrants, poet-performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph found freedom on the soccer field. He embraced the sport as a means to navigate his own American Dream. In /peh-LO-tah/, Marc teams up with young players, and combines his explosive Hip Hop style with spoken word, text, movement, music, and folklore to explore the “spinning ball” (pelota) we call Earth.
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This performance is connected to the following Common Core Standards:
Social Studies—World Cultures; Physical Education; Music, Dance, Media Arts—Connecting (Cn.11)