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Mos Def to headline Together Boston festival at the Wilbur on May 15

Posted by Emily Wright  February 14, 2014 12:32 PM

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Local hip-hop fans will get a chance to see Mos Def perform in Boston this May.

The "Mathematics" rapper, whose also goes by the name Yasiin Bey, will perform as part of the week-long Together Boston festival on May 15 at at the Wilbur. Mos is just one of several names released in the first wave of announcements for the May 11-17 celebration.

“Yasiin Bey is certainly an idol of mine,” says Together Boston founder and Creative Director David Day. “Not only do I have many of his songs memorized, but his activism and leadership within the African­American community is fully acknowledged. He is an icon for our times.”

Tickets for Mos Def's performance are on sale now through the Wilbur's box office.

Together Boston is a festival that honors music, art, and technology in Boston and Cambridge that started in 2010. Head over to the Together website for more info on acts and the upcoming schedule.

Emily Wright can be reached at emily.wright@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @missemilywright.

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