Darryl “DMC” McDaniels + Pattie Canova
Friday, October 2, 2015
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Tarot card reader Pattie Canova tests her belief that “nothing in our life happens without our consent” against the experience of rap pioneer Darryl “DMC” McDaniels.
About the Speakers
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels was a founding member of Run-D.M.C., the first rap group to gain mainstream superstardom. The group burst out of New York City in the early 1980s with an aggressive, stripped-down sound that laid the blueprint for modern hip-hop. With Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, McDaniels elevated rap from the club scene to the pop charts on the strength of such forceful, boast-heavy tracks as “It’s Like That,” “King of Rock,” “My Adidas,” and their breakout hit “Walk This Way,” a collaboration with Aerosmith that made them the first rap act to reach the heights of the R&B and pop charts. During the early 1990s McDaniels delved deeply into his own past to discover he was adopted at an early age. His quest for self-discovery informed much of his subsequent creative and philanthropic efforts.
Pattie Canova is a psychological intuitive, tarot reader, teacher, lecturer, writer, and performer. As a tarot reader Canova works with the Mythic deck and incorporates dream work into her readings. Informed by a background in theater, mythology, writing, metaphysics and a deep interest in spirituality, Canova incorporates keen analyses and constructive insights into her work, following a “what you think is what you’ll see” philosophy. Her popular one-woman show Souled Out, was an off-Broadway hit for a decade. She is currently a faculty member at the National Council of Geocosmic Research and conducts private tarot workshops. Her previous appearance at the Rubin was in the Red Book Dialogues in 2009, a series of expositions on the work of C. G. Jung.