Hip Hop Headz! PLANET HIP HOP returns to NJPAC! Nov. 9 – 12

PLANET HIP HOP RETURNS!

NJPAC's International Hip Hop Festival focuses on hip-hop artists as activists – artists committed to the artistic, cultural, economic, social, educational, and political concerns of their communities.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
…but I was cool
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
591 Broad St., Downtown Newark

Art installation • Opening reception
Curated by: Jerry Gant
Artists: Dread Scott, Jerry Gant, Robert Pruitt
FREE

Koncrete Material
8:00pm – 11:00pm • The Chase Room

Emcee battle • Live band • Producers’ competition
Curated and hosted by:  Black 45
Artists: Brother Hahz, Captin Planit, Def Dom, DJ Just Dizle, DJ Skills, FUSE, Jace the Great, Purple Haze, Rugged N Raw, Tiye Phoenix and others

ALL SEATS $16
 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Sacred Circle Café
8:00pm – 11:00pm • The Chase Room

Spoken word • Urban theater • International MC’s
Curated and hosted by: Marjorie Barnes
Artists: Angela Kariotis, Baron, Iron Sheik, Hardkaur, Pandora Scooter, Rob Hylton, Vanessa Hidary, Yam Boy
ALL SEATS $16

Late Nite Open Mic
11:00pm – 1:00am
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
591 Broad St., Downtown Newark

Curated and hosted by:  Egypt, Elijah Brown, Natasha Dyer

Artists: Hapu, Lab Addicts, Overbite and others

FREE 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
“Beyond Beats and Rhymes”
12:00pm – 5:00pm • The Chase Room

Film Screening • Panel Discussion
Curated and hosted by: Miriam Petty
Filmmaker:  Byron Hurt
Panelists:  Andrella Gaynor, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Jelani Cobb, Toni Blackman

FREE
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Turntablism 103
8:00pm – 9:30pm • Victoria Theater

B-Boying • Beat Boxing • Turntablism

Curated and hosted by: Andreas Thai-yan & Max Jerome
Artists: Beat Boxer Entertainment/The Fifth Elementalists, DJ Rob Swift, DJ Sparkle(s), FreeHand (MentPlus & DJ Priority), KatLogik, Wise Intelligent

… AND ON THE SAME PROGRAM
 
Tortured Soul
10:00pm – 11:30pm • Victoria Theater stage

House Music Dance Party with DJ EARON

ALL SEATS $16 (one ticket grants entry into both events)

 

 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
…but I was cool
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art • 591 Broad St., Downtown Newark

Art installation • Panel Discussion

Curated by: Jerry Gant
Moderated by: Danny Simmons
Artists: Dread Scott, Jerry Gant, Robert Pruitt
FREE
The Hip Hop Association (H2A) & PHH3 present MR. DEVIOUS
3:00pm – 5:00pm • The Chase Room

Film screening • Panel discussion
Moderated by: Martha Diaz
Filmmaker: John Fredericks (South Africa)
Panelists: Ariel Fernandez, Marcella Runell, Minister Server (Temple of Hiphop)

FREE
 


Dear Put On BLAST! Subscribers and AKILA WORKSONGS family,

As former moderator, curator, advisor, and life-long supporter of Planet Hip Hop, it is my honor to share the aforementioned information with you. I encourage you to read the following statement and to forward this BLAST! to your friends!

– April Silver

PRODUCER'S STATEMENT…
Although Hip Hop originated in the streets of the Bronx as the voice of inner city youth – thirty-two years later, Hip Hop has become a national and international phenomenon that transcends class, nationality, race and urban boundaries. It is no secret that Hip Hop has evolved into a global community and culture. In recognition of the significance of this cultural movement, NJPAC established PLANET HIP HOP. PLANET HIP HOP 3, the third edition of this bi-annual conference and festival, will provide a platform for local, regional, and international artists to engage in dialogue, debate, and to express different art forms, experiences, and opinions. Over the course of four days, more than 40 artists from 4 continents will converge in Newark, New Jersey to participate in panels, performances, film screenings, art installations, open mics, parties, as well as university level education programs. PLANET HIP HOP seeks to go beyond the most visible and commercial aspects of Hip Hop. While Hip Hop artists are still rappin' and beatboxin' and b-boyin'- they are also curating art exhibitions, making films, producing theater, writing books, and becoming cultural critics, scholars, politicians, producers, and institution builders.

We hope that you will join us in this forum that acknowledges and respects the contributions, history, and impact of an art form that has infiltrated the consciousness of our planet, as well as our day-to-day lives.

Ms. Baraka Sele
Assistant Vice President of Programming
NJPAC Alternate Routes Curator/Producer
PLANET HIP HOP Producer
November 9 – 12, 2006
www.planethiphop.org
www.myspace.com/phhatnjpac

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CALL 1-888-GO-NJPAC
or visit us at: www.planethiphop.org

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