The International Jam Session was a hip hop and spoken word cross-cultural performance by Jogja Hip Hop Foundation, the foremost Javanese Hip Hop collective in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and Circa ’95, the Bronx-based hip hop music and media duo, Patty Dukes and Rephstar.
Jogja Hip Hop Foundation blends wit, global and indigenous trance rhythms, Indonesian pop and gamelan music, ancient Javanese poetry, and literature. Circa ’95 rhyme seamlessly in English and Spanish. In this multilingual jam session, the two groups promote tolerance, understanding, and cross-cultural dialogue.
The International Jam Session was free and open to everyone.
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education.
928 Simpson Street
Bronx, NY 10459
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JOGJA HIP-HOP FOUNDATION
Founded by Marzuki Mohammad, aka Kill the DJ, in 2003, Jogja Hip Hop Foundation is a Javanese hip-hop collective. Its members are Kill the DJ, Hell, and Rotra, also known by the acronym Ki Jarot. Jogja Hip Hop Foundation’s music is representative of life in Yogyakarta, a city where tradition has continued to grow amid the pace of modernization. Urbanized Beat, is typical hip-hop combined with gamelan and Javanese language.
Circa ’95 is a Hip-Hop music and media group based in the Bronx. It was created by PattyDukes and Rephstar. They recently released their first album “FREE LUNCH” and it is currently available through their website www.circa95.com. CIRCA ‘95 have performed all over the United States sharing the stage with artists like Krs-One, Pitbull, NinaSky, Joel Ortiz and Mala Rodriguez. They serve on the board for The Bronx Music Heritage Center and they are currently featured on the HBO Latino show “RoadTrip: NYC”. Reph and Patty also teach Hip-Hop, theater, and mixed media arts to young people throughout New York City.
Jogja Hip Hop Foundation was presented as part of Center Stage, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which brings compelling contemporary artists from abroad to the U.S. to engage Americans in cultural diplomacy as a way to create opportunities for greater understanding among nations. Administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, with funding for the 2012 tours from the Asian Cultural Council, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and with general management by Lisa Booth Management Inc., this public-private partnership is the largest public diplomacy effort to bring foreign artists to American stages in recent history.
HIP HOP GENERATION NEXT is produced by Dancing in the Streets in collaboration with Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education.
Hip Hop Generation Next 2012 is made possible with generous support from: Con Edison, Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments, the William Penn Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts, and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and with public funds from the National Endowment of the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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