Tue, 28 August 2012
Gendercast Episode 30: Interview with Harvey Katz, Athens Boys Choir, 1st Episode of the Gendercast Art & Performance Series
Join Gendercast for a very fun and relaxed interview with Katz as we caught up with him during a brief Seattle visit to perform at various events. We get to hear about his upcoming album he's been working on for you, living in Georgia and now Brooklyn, community, relationships, the highs and lows of performing and his take on many other topics your hosts ponder.
Guest Bio (from Athens Boys Choir) see website for full bio
Katz's spoken-word is raw, unapologetic, witty, and soulful. As Out Magazine wrote in 2006, "Katz avoids falling into the common spoken-word trap... and instead uses engaging wordplay, razor-sharp wit, and hip-hop rhythms." He has had the honor of sharing the stage with such artists as Ani Difranco, Indigo Girls, Bitch, The Butchies, Danielle Howle, and Michelle Malone. He has also opened for poets of HBO's Def Poetry Jam on more than one occasion.
Being a out Transsexual, Katz's spoken-word often becomes a platform for education and activism, but all work and no play makes for one intense performance so he lets loose with sarcasm, pop culture references, and video's featuring Barbara Streisand as Yentl and sassy footwork by the stars of the 1979 hit "Roller Boogie."
"Wedding Crashers: Marriage Equality From an Economic and Racial Perspective" the last panel discussion in LGBTQ Allyship's 5th Annual Queerly Classed Discussion Series