Baub ( pronounced:Bawb ) Bidon is a Poet, Actor, Writer, Playwright,. His work chronicles urban life. He writes to tell the stories often marinated from the ghettos, and jails throughout the United States. His poetry speaks of injustice, and poverty. His hope is that his work uplifts and empowers those who are victims of oppression.
As in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Baub’s work conceptualizes the idea of a better tomorrow, and a brighter day. His message is delivered with a Hip Hop, Jazz, fused with Blues. Ghetto Jazz displays the gun violence and crossfire in urban communities. Baub’s poem Beat Box takes you on a contemporary Hip Hop journey... Baub beat boxes at the beginning of this poem. His work is inspired by the great late Gil Scott Heron, The Last Poets, and James Baldwin.
Baub is a member of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA). He is also a member of the 2012 Connecticut Slam Team Verbal Slap . He has a current Spokenword CD - One God the Premix which is a sampled work in progress with bonus tracks.
Baub’s worked has appeared in the anthologies Echo’s from Elm Street/Spokenword on an empty canvas, and Poets On the Road to Peace(Yale-Peabody Press). He has authored Aglimpse/Spokenword In Back Pockets (collected Poems), and Aglimpse (CD). As a member of the Blackout Arts Collective, Baub Bidon adds playwright to his repertoire for the production of What it iz/The Spokenwordical ; a Hip Hop, Spokenword adaptation of the 1979’s musical, and film—The Wiz.
Film/Theater credits: Another Earth, Home Coming, Men In Black II, King Lear, Jesus Hops The A Train,
“If New Haven’s hip-hop community has a Renaissance man, it just might be Baub Bidon” - Jim Shelton of the New Haven Register