Get Lit with All Of It: James McBride
Get Lit with All Of It
Originally Aired: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Watch a live video stream as Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s All Of It, takes her monthly book club series virtual with guest James McBride. The National Book Award-winning author will be discussing his book, Deacon King Kong.
Plus, Alison will take viewer questions and welcome vocal percussionist Butterscotch for a performance!
Tune in at 7pm ET:
For this edition, All Of It teams up with the New York Public Library so that New Yorkers can access the book for free through the NYPL app.
How it Works
In Deacon King Kong, James McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by a 1969 south Brooklyn shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the neighborhood’s Italian mobsters, and the shooter himself. As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters – caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York– overlap in unexpected ways.
Join Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s All Of It, alongside bestselling authors and fellow book lovers on the air, online and via live stream for this new book club series. We’ll read books and share our progress on Instagram, and Alison will talk with a marquee author.
Butterscotch, the vocal percussionist virtuosa, uses her powerful voice to defy gender and music social constructs. She began her career in the underground male-dominated beatbox battle scene, where she was crowned the world’s first female beatbox champion. Butterscotch blends Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul and Reggae and her shows are emotionally and physically invigorating with her trifecta fusion of singing, beatboxing, and playing either piano or guitar simultaneously, or creating endless layers on her loop station. Butterscotch courageously sings about her love life, depression, and daily struggles of being a biracial queer woman of color. Her philanthropic mission is to empower and elevate people through music and compassion.
Butterscotch has opened up for Erykah Badu, Earth, Wind & Fire, Thievery Corporation, Sergio Mendes, Wyclef Jean and other musical legends.
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