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Poet connects race, culture with verse

G Yamazawa, pictured in 2013, performed at Nordy’s Place for about 70 students Saturday. (Photo by Elvert Barnes via Flickr)

By Lauren Forsythe | Staff Writer

October 23, 2017

The bumping and bouncing beat of rap music filled Nordy’s Place Saturday evening as students snapped and clapped along to live music and slam poetry. G Yamazawa rapidly spit lyrics rooted in personal stories about race and culture. “When you forget where you’re from, you truly become America...

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