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Culinary Lyricism: Exploring the Relationship between Music and Food in Black and Latinx Cultures

Food for Thought | Presented by The Greene Space x MoFAD

Wednesday September 30 2020 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm ET
In-person event



Join MOFAD and The Greene Space for an exploration of the relationship between food and music in Black and Latinx cultures. Food, like music, is shaped by our climate, socio-economic circumstances, and our heritage. Both are a product of these broader contexts and articulation of our struggles and triumphs within them.

Featuring critically acclaimed chefs, Edward Brumfield and Eric Rivera; Syreeta Gates, Founder of Yo Stay Hungry; Naima Cochrane, music culture writer; and Nia-Raquelle Smith, food history and culture scholar; this panel will delve into the parallels and trends that articulate the struggles and triumphs embodying these cultural forms of expression. The event will also feature the art of burgeoning digital artist Taylor Collier and a cooking demo from Chef Eric Rivera of Addo Seattle.

We will discuss the parallels in how artists’ communities and food cultures are targeted and exploited by outside forces. As culinary tastes spread, they connect disparate cultures – but exposure comes with risk. We will explore how the relationship between food and music in Black and Latinx culture grounds us, fuels us, and inspires us.

RSVP to receive a link to the live event and a special playlist to accompany this musical and culinary journey.


Tickets are available at two levels:


1.) General Admission: RSVP to receive a unique viewing link


2.) General Admission + Cooking Demo Kit: Participate in a virtual cooking lesson and receive a special ingredient box shipped directly to you from Addo Seattle. NOTE: If you are purchasing a box, please be sure the enter the correct shipping address for the box and the correct email address for your link.

Event Details

  • $70 Premium
  • $20 General Admission

Premium Includes Reserved Ticket + Ingredient Box for At-Home Cooking

1 hour and 30 minutes
The Greene Space
44 Charlton St
New York , NY 10014 United States

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