Student Performers Continue to Showcase Their Talents at ‘The Stoop’

On November 3rd, the Paul Robeson Cultural Center, PRCC, held their annual event “The Stoop”, which was hosted by Franchesca Ramsey. The Stoop has become a place where students are able to express their creativity through music, poetry, and other art forms. There were a variety of student performances including those who participate in the student organization W.O.R.D.S. Religion, love, and sexism were just some of the many topics touched on during the night.

The PRCC invites a featured artist to take part in the Stoop every year. This year they invited Mother Tongue to come and perform during the event. Mother Tongue is a duo of two strong women, Dominique Christina and Rachel McKibbens, who use spoken word to share stories about their life experiences. These women were so incredible that they had the audience mesmerized, hanging on to each  and every word that they had spoken. As I sat in the crowd listening to them, it felt as though I was in a trance, envisioning the different scenes that had taken place. There was so much power and emotion in their voice that you had no choice but to feel invested in their story as if it was your own.

The first performer Desne Wharton, sophomore, kicked off the night with a musical performance of “Out my Mind, Just in Time” by Erykah Badu. It was so moving and beautiful that when she finished, she left you with chills. As the night continued, you would swear that many of the performers have been doing this for a long time, but that was not the case and that’s what many people like. The PRCC hosting this event gives students a chance to be on stage and showcase their talent to their peers. The Stoop brings out new and more talent every year and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for next year.

Photo Credit: Adriana Lacy