HIP HOP GENERATION NEXT 2012
The sixth season of Dancing in the Streets’ acclaimed Hip Hop Generation Next series celebrated the South Bronx roots of hip hop and explored the reciprocal relationship between African, Latin, and hip hop music and dance.
Saturday, August 4, 2012 2-9 pm
Simpson Street (between 163rd St. & Barretto St.), the Bronx
Seven hours of music & dance from Africa, Latin America, and the South Bronx
Hosts: Jorge “Popmaster Fabel” Pabon and Brandon “Peace” Albright.
Performers: Abrazos Orchestra; Emilio “Buddha Stretch” Austin Jr., Fontomfrom – Ghanaian Drum/Dance Ensemble, Gabriel “Kwikstep” Dionisio, Ana “Rokafella” Garcia & Full Circle Productions; Valerie “Ms Vee” Ho; Illstyle & Peace Productions & Friends, including Garrett Wilson; K5 – Ghanaian Azonto dancers; Violeta Galagarza & KR3TS; La Bruja; Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King, and his Orchestra; Mighty Zulu Kings; Franck Muhel & Jessica Borja; Adesola Osakalumi; RDACBX (Rebel Diaz Arts Collective); Angel Rodriguez, Uko Snowbunny & Tito Lockers.
DJs: GrandWizzard Theodore & Antoine “DJ Doc” Judkins
Plus: ciphers, games, activities for all ages, and more…
Hip Hop Generation Next is co-presented by Dancing in the Streets and 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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