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Composed and Performed by RAC/Andre Anjos

Inspired by the Keith Haring sculpture

Close your eyes. Imagine it’s 1982. You’re walking down East 174th St. in The Bronx. To your right, the Bronx River Houses housing project rises out of the concrete. Graffiti marks the walls. Groups of young boys are dancing on the wide sidewalks, and the innovative sounds of drum machines and disco synthesizer loops pour out of a boom box.

This is the birthplace, the fertile crescent of hip-hop and it is this sound and history that provides the foundation for Andre Anjos’ ode to Keith Haring’s sculpture, “Ringed Figure.”

-Benjamin Kaplan
St. Louis, 2014

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from 38​.​627​,​-​90​.​194, released July 1, 2014
Composed and Performed by RAC/Andre Anjos

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Commonwealth St Louis, Missouri

Commonwealth, founded by artists Benjamin Kaplan and Chris Grabau and, “is an approach to making art that comes in response to our surroundings,” says Grabau. Kaplan adds, “St. Louis is a city of neighborhoods, both geographically and psychologically. We live in our neighborhoods. And we see Commonwealth as a way to expand that neighborhood.” ... more

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