Fabian 'Farbeon' Saucedo
FARBEON is a Hip Hop artist, educator and agent of change that epitomizes the Hip Hop Renaissance. As a poet, emcee, singer and photographer, he has graced stages, panels and classrooms across the United States and abroad. In addition to rocking shows with The Last Poets, Rob Swift, Fishbone, The Coup, Wordsworth, Rhymefest, The Visionaries, J-Live, Method Man, Camp-Lo, Blu, Aloe Blacc & DJ Exile, he has co-taught classes with Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Sadat X and Fab Five Freddy.
FARBEON has released 5 records, including his debut album, “Collective Memory” which was produced by Foundation (1090 Records) and which remains a classic nearly 12 years after its release. As well, FARBEON has expanded his performance range to include the use of loop stations, effects pedals and live computer production. His music has been featured in television and film. FARBEON has consistently toured
nationally and internationally since 2008.
With over a decade-plus in education, FARBEON works to develop pedagogy that holistically integrates the arts, academics and social youth development. He has taught Poetry, Performance, Song-Writing, Photography & Hip-Hop History and Culture at high schools, universities and community centers throughout the United States and abroad. FARBEON is the Founding Director for The Hip Hop Re:Education Project and NYC Project Director for the BronxBerlinConnection, a year-round cross cultural exchange program that uses Hip Hop to explore and express the unique experiences of urban youth around the world, the critical challenges they face and the solutions necessary to enact change in their communities.
FARBEON dedicates his time behind the camera lens to documenting Hip Hop’s revolutionary urgency and transformational potential. He has had the honor of documenting Hip Hop pioneers, practitioners and fans at concerts, exhibitions, workshops and cipher-jam sessions the world-over. FARBEON has exhibited work in NYC at La Galleria at La MaMa, B.O.B. Bar and alongside pioneering Hip Hop photographer Joe Conzo at the Bronx Music Heritage Center. Farbeon’s photos and writing have been featured both in print and digital media,
including in the House of World Cultures (Berlin, DE) publication Translating Hip Hop.