In 2009, writer, poet and punk rock star Patti Smith flew to Houston and donated a performance to Voices Breaking Boundaries. She read from her prize-winning memoir, Just Kids, and performed many much-loved songs including Because the Night and My Blakean Years (for which she improvised a verse about her Houston visit), and answered questions from the audience.
Thanks to documentary artists (Yunuen Perez Vertti and Faroukh Virani) who collaborate with VBB, Patti Smith’s 2010 Houston performance is now available on DVD for just $15 (+$3 shipping).
Other VBB items that can be ordered:
DVD: Artists and Dissent
In 2004, filmmaker Laura Harrison created a special one-hour documentary for VBB, Artists and Dissent, for which she interviewed more than 50 Houston-based artists, including Diane Barber, Fady Joudah, Rathna Kumar, Rick Lowe, Koy Severino, Bapsi Sidhwa, Sixto Wagan, and many more. This DVD is available for $10 (+shipping).
In 2009-10, VBB celebrated its 10-Year Anniversary. hese special shirts are available for just $8 (+3 shipping).