The Rebirth Tour brought to you by Free Fyre, is a mix of Jazz and Spoken Word poetry live retelling the stories of the Harlem renaissance.
21c Museum Hotel Chicago is thrilled to host a free jazz and spoken word poetry event in collaboration with Free Fyre’s Rebirth Tour Sunday, May 22 at 6 p.m. Organized by Free Fyre, a collective of artists, performers and spoken word poets, the Rebirth Tour will travel nationally to cities across the country, including Chicago. Through jazz music and poetry, the Rebirth Tour will retell the story of the Harlem Renaissance, conveying the impact and influence of these artistic mediums on Black culture.
The Rebirth Tour also acknowledges the impact of society due to the COVID-19 pandemic and seeks to restore joy through music and spoken word in the same way jazz and poetry did for the Black community in the 1920s after the Great Influenza and Great Migration. The evening will include performances by Free Fyre co-founders Cameron L. Mitchell and Jazzmin Mitchell. Those interested in attending the event are encouraged to register for free by visiting here.
About Cameron L. Mitchell
Cameron L. Mitchell is the 2022 Poet Laureate of Murfreesboro, author of the journal “Metanoia: Changing the State of Mind,” and founder of Free Fyre. In addition to mentoring youth with Southern Word, Cameron has presented at creative institutions, arts organizations, high school graduations, regional and national conferences such as Lipscomb University, NAACP, Nashville Public Television and Creative Exchange. He has created performances such as “Blackbird” and “INFAMI” and is a published poet who has been found in commercial work such as Uber, AT&T and Life Way. Cameron is native to Memphis, TN and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University whose poetic prowess and eclectic concepts blend together to create a transformational experience that inspires the community and highlights mental health awareness.
About Jazzmin Mitchell
Jazzmin Mitchell, Co-founder and Assistant Director of Free Fyre, was born and raised in Nashville, TN. Her experience includes five years of non-profit work including program development, community engagement, sponsor recruitment, volunteer and event coordination. Jazzmin’s passion is to serve communities through the performing arts. As a trained vocalist and songwriter, she blends her wide range of skills to educate, empower and provide the tools for artists, clients and partners to serve their communities effectively.