The Art of Hip Hop: Celebrating the 5 Elements

TAOHHBridgingTheLiteraryGap_Flyer

CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

SACRAMENTO – The Art of Hip Hop: Celebrating the 5 Elements, an art exhibition and hip hop festival that seeks to empower and educate the community is set to run June 5-29. Organizers desire for it it to become a cultural resource to promote the development, rich history and legacy of hip-hop culture.

The Art of Hip Hop (TAOHH) kicks off on Thursday, June 5 as Nickel n’a Nail, Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex and Low End Theory Collaborative unite to present the Bridging the Literary Gap: Rap/Write Now! Lecture with Dr. Eugene B. Redmond at the Brickhouse Art Gallery. The opening reception is set to begin 6:00 p.m. with Dr. Redmond sharing and discussing his views on the importance and correlation between rap lyrics and poetry.

Dr. Eugene B. Redmond is the Poet Laureate of East Saint Louis, Illinois, Emeritus Professor of English, Founding Editor of Drumvoices Revue and former Chairman of the Creative Writing Committee at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He taught at California State University, Sacramento, as a professor of English for 16 years. Redmond has authored or edited more than 25 volumes of poetry, collections of diverse writings, and plays for stage and TV.

Redmond is the recipient of many awards including the National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Pan-African Movement USA, a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, a Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, an American Book Award for The Eye in the Ceiling: Selected Poems (1993) and most recently a second American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement (2012). Redmond read a poem at Dr. Maya Angelou’s 70th birthday gala (1998) hosted by Oprah Winfrey. In April of 2008, his photo exhibit, “Eighty Moods of Maya,” was featured at Angelou’s 80th birthday party, which was another Oprah-sponsored gala. Following Dr. Angelou’s passing last week, Dr. Redmond will add a special tribute to his discussion.

TAOHH Bridging the Literary Gap: Rap/Write Now! will begin at 7:00 p.m.. Guest performers include poet, rapper, actor and musician Noah ‘Supernova’ Hayes, poet and writer Dante’ Pelayo and poet and emcee Paul Willis. The event will be facilitated by Michael Benjamin, Jr., followed by a Q&A, session and performance and book signing with Dr. Eugene B. Redmond.

TAOHH festivities continue on Saturday, June 14  with the A Hip Hop State of Emergency – Panel Discussion / Graffiti  and DJ Showcase. Set to start at 12 noon the event will feature journalist and hip-hop historian Davey D, artist/activist ‘Refa One’ Senay, musician and composer Harley White, Jr.,  DJ Rock Bottom, and DJ Emmanuel ‘E-Moe’ Avery. Session will be facilitated by Michael Brim.

On Monday, June 16, it’s #TheMostOpenMicInTheCity, an experimental guerrilla arts presentation that showcases the best performance artist that Sacramento has to offer. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. On  Saturday, June 21, Karega Bailey, an award winning educator and a nationally recognized award winning poet/MC, will be featured. His Brand SOL (Source of Light) Spoken is a combination of poetry, song, hip-hop, sociology, psychology, education, and faith. There will be a special guest performance by 17 year old emcee, ISSA. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, June 28, there will be special guest performances by Chad Adams, Century Got Bars and more. The closing reception for TAOHH is set for 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 29 and will be highlighted by an Art Talk by Bamr.

For more information, call (916) 226-7099 or (916) 475-1240.

 

Trackbacks

  1. of traffic to your client’s website when

    someone types in a keyword in google. website owners want writers who can create quality articles with backlinks to their website. since marketers don’t want to sit down for hours at a time to churn out dozens of articles, they will

  2. the importance of seothe next step is

    to study seo strategy and tactics. you will be able to get online writing jobs even without knowing seo, but knowledge of it will bring you greater opportunities. most clients are looking for content that will drive up the web traffic

  3. the free blogs can be limited when

    it comes to monetisation.it might be that you can’t use them for affiliate links, or sales pages, which is not a problem with your own hosted blogs. even if you can currently include affiliate links, that’s something the free providers may

  4. view says:

    decision.political correctnesspolitics are big business in today’s

    world and everybody is listening, writing and reading about what’s going on in that realm of the world. by incorporating politically correct or political incorrect issues into your blog you can engage a lot of people into a great discussion on

  5. out your blogs into sections or categories.

    related write-ups may be placed in one category.optimizing content is integral in blogging. if you are into web marketing or optimizing your pages, it is better that you learn the basics of search engine optimization techniques because your blogs gain…

  6. dig this says:

    otherwise pass unnoticed. if you’re not really

    interested in widgets, you’re not going to discover some great ways to maximize the value of your widget blog. you’ll miss great content ideas for your site. you can’t hope to see the best opportunities to profit if you’re not fascinated

  7. comic books says:

    do everything they need. when a virtual

    assistant offers too many services, or does not make it clear what services she provides, she can be expected to do too much or take on tasks she in not qualified to perform. many clients are not completely certain what a

  8. the same time.social share buttons or badges

    are a wonderful way to spread the word of a brand or product. lead generation should always be at the top of the funnel. email marketing provides a great opportunity to embed or include share links to social sites like facebook,

  9. suggestions for what to write in your

    blog. here are some good ideas that i have found using google.1. a day in your life. walk readers through how you spend your day. add some photos or a video to make it more fun. that’s one way of getting

  10. knowledge, make a lot of money, and

    impress your friends and family all through the words that you put down on paper. writing can be an excellent career that will allow you to create something that will help you to reach your financial goals, and to stimulate the

  11. Multi port says:

    content is king. that is the only

    reason people come to your blog: – good, focused content delivered with passion and excitement. what exactly happens when/if you follow this advice? all your blog posts will stay on topic, thereby fully engaging your blog visitors.2. minimize the sideb…

  12. know about the existence of the contents

    hoisted. in result the website will get recognition online as desired.importance of article writing seo article writing is important for the website because – • it will be relevant to the target keyword and search engines will lead the viewer look…