Challenge the Stats presents an 'Evening of Poetry and Song' celebrating BIPOC writers and composers

Poet Adan Bean and Challenge the Stats founder and harpist Angelica Hairston. (Bean photo by Phyllis Iller/Hairston photo by Alphonso Whitfield)

The Atlanta BIPOC talent advocacy organization known as Challenge the Stats brings us an evening showcasing its work along with exceptional local artists presenting in spoken word, poetry and music. “Voices Amplified: An Evening of Poetry and Song” will take place April 27 at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, featuring the poetry of Adán Bean alongside music by the sibling string virtuosos of the Wilson Trio, as well as a performance by the Challenge the Stats Community Choir.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with Bean and harpist and Challenge the Stats founder Angelica Hairston about the concert.

“I think it’s a continuous shifting and creativity that allows me as an artist to feel incredibly fulfilled even when I’m not sitting behind the instrument,” said Hairston. She continued, “How can we continue to create in such a way that when people leave the space, there’s a conversation continuing in the car about how we can create a better world.”

More information about the “Voices Amplified” performance is available here.