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In Conversation with Sanford Biggers and Mos Def

By Marcussamuelsson.com | October 14, 2011

Sweet Funk Introspective talk

Recently, I have been asked to participate in several thought-provoking conversations about current societal issues, including sustainability at the James Beard Foundation Food Conference and how to bring healthy eating to inner cities and food deserts, like Harlem. Occasionally however, I do get to share more about my personal journey in the culinary world as I was able to do last night at a special talk with two cultural icons of our time. I joined two good friends of mine, Harlem artist Sanford Biggers and Hip Hop luminary Mos Def (Yasiin Bey), as we spoke about social and political issues that have affected our particular careers.

The event was held at the prestigious Brooklyn Museum, where Sanford’s exhibit Sweet Funk: An Introspective is currently on display. Read More

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The Art of Harlem: Sanford Biggers

By admin | August 9, 2011

Photo: Richard Martin

Photo: Richard Martin

In tribute to Harlem Week, we will feature a closer look at some of Harlem’s local artists. We start off our series with a resident artist of our own Harlem restaurant, Red Rooster. Contemporary artist Sanford Biggers can be considered a gem to the Harlem community. Not only is he known for his deep-rooted African American art, but Biggers also teaches at Columbia University in hopes of passing on the necessary knowledge that is intrinsic to art and history.  His pieces can be found at the Studio Museum as well as on Red Rooster’s walls. Read More

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