Champions in Motion explores the achievements of two figures from different worlds, chess and hip hop.
Spotlighting hip hop mogul Jay Z and U.S. and World Chess Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Fischer, the performance and workshop uses examples of moves made from both figures on how they maintained champion status in their fields. Thelonius Kryptonite and spoken word poet Prophetik Wizdom, will lead the event, performing poetry with music and showing visual clips to depict and analyze how both figures maneuvered to success. As champion can have multiple meanings, the discussion will include such diverse topics as transferring thought into action, thereby increasing love, joy, and peace of mind; overcoming obstacles; making mistakes without becoming discouraged; fame; and improving one’s community. The interactive event will end with a participatory activity, followed by discussion, and concluding with words to inspire.
About Thelonius Kryptonite
Thelonius Kryptonite: Musician/Song Writer/Producer from the Far Fetched collective has become a unique and inspiring figure on today’s musical landscape. Describing himself as a New Wave-Modern Hip Hop artist “genre-bending approach draws from a range of styles, from soul-pop and post-punk to electronica and dub fusion. Thelonius early 2013 release The Anchor Punch EP established his champion sound while dedicating the musical montage to the inspiring legacy of Muhammad Ali. Later releasing a follow up LP EKleKTRIP, deliberately eluding the limited categories of what tomorrow’s urban music should sound like. Expanding his musical theories forming vibrant rhythm results in a vastly expand of creative consciousness. Along with his release, he gained quick national notability sharing the stage with Vintage Trouble, Dam Funk, Bilal, Van Hunt, Sidewalk Chalk and Sylvan Esso.