Abiodun (of The Last Poets) joins Alternate Routes Hip Hop Festival

 

Ms. Baraka Sele, Producer
Kitab Rollins, Associate Producer

APRIL 1 – 4, 2009
ALTERNATE ROUTES HIP HOP FESTIVAL

From April 1-4, local, national and international hip hop artists will come together in Newark, NJ for the 2009 Alternate Routes Hip Hop Festival — four days of panels, performances and presentations by some of the most profound and promising urban artists. The Alternate Routes Hip Hop Festival will focus on artists who are activists and, therefore, committed to the artistic, cultural, economic, educational, political, and social concerns of their communities. We want to reflect how artists react to the issues and conditions of contemporary society. Also, come to have fun at open mics and informal gatherings!

The remaing program:

FRIDAY, APRIL 3 / 8:00PM
Sacred Circle Café: Hip Hop Griots
Spoken Word ‚ Urban Theater
Curated and hosted by: Purple Haze & Rob Hylton
Artists: Abiodun Oyewole, Baba Israel, D-Black, D-Cross, Queen Godis, Rahfeal Gordon, Uninvited
ALL SEATS $16

FRIDAY, APRIL 3 / 11:00PM
Late Nite Open Mic
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
591 Broad Street, Downtown Newark
Curated and hosted by: Elijah Brown
Artists: DJ 360 Degreez, Infinite, Rutgaz Poets, Soulful Jones and others
FREE


SATURDAY, APRIL 4 / 11:00AM
The Hip Hop Project
Film Screening ‚ Panel Discussion
Curated and Moderated by: Natasha Dyer
Panelists: Chris “Kazi” Rolle, Clayton Walton, Robin “Kheperah” Kearse, Ryan Kelly
FREE

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 / 2:00PM
The Other Side of Hip Hop: The Sixth Element
Film Screening ‚ Panel Discussion
Curated and Moderated by: Audrey “Egypt” Blanc
Filmmaker: Dion Ashman
Panelists: Dion Ashman, Ernie Paniccioli, Kangol Kid, Lin Que
FREE

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 / 8:00PM
Hip Hop Fundamentals 101
Breaking ‚ Beat Boxing ‚ Turntablism
Curated and hosted by: Andreas Thai-yan & Max-Jerome
Artists: Conscious, Rob Swift, John Robinson, KR3TS, Rabbi D
ALL SEATS $16

For more information, visit njpac.org or call 1-888-GO-NJPAC
NJPAC is located at One Center Street,Newark, NJ

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