At Pier 54 in downtown Manhattan, Nabil recorded a segment for “Birthday Books Storytelling Series”, a project to encourage literacy in the inner city. BBSS involves the donation of books and will culminate in a showcase on Friday, August 26th.
The brainchild of actress, artist and singer Hjordy’s Matos, it is made to coincide with her 25th birthday and release of her first children’s book. She is looking to start a non-profit around the concept and you can learn more details about it at the Event Page on facebook, and more about the woman herself at HjordysMatos.com.
Nabil’s segment has him reading a passage from “Down These Mean Streets” by Piri Thomas, a well known memoir that influenced him growing up. All videos for BBSS are being beautifully captured by professional photographer Christine Jean Chambers, and can be viewed on Vimeo as they are being developed.