WBEZ & Vocalo Present: 5th Annual Winter Block Party
Sidewalk Chalk, Add-2, & Psalm One
Sat, 2013-01-26 12:00
Metro (3730 N. Clark St.)
event producer WBEZ & Vocalo
event sponsor Gowhere Hip Hop, City Of Win, & Local Chicago Vendors
WBEZ & Vocalo present the 5th Annual Winter Block Party.... Hip hop fans, keep this day open on your calendar.
During the day, stop by the Metro from 12pm - 6 for a celebration of hip hop arts complete with B-Boy/B-Girl dance battles, a screening of "Benji" from Coodie & Chike, a poetry/storytelling slam, and a hip hop marketplace filled with local vendors (say hi to us! Gowhere Hip Hop will have a booth. Get some fresh gear from City Of Win. And more!). These day events are FREE!
Then, come back at 8pm for a series of performances from Sidewalk Chalk, Add-2 - hosted by Psalm One, Vocalo's Jesse Menendez, & Kevin Coval. Hope to see you there!
The itinerary for the day events:
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Prelims
Upstairs || A screening of "Benji" directed by Coodie and Chike
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Semis
Upstairs || Screenings of selected local Hip Hop music videos
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Finals
Upstairs || Solo Tip: An Exploration of Hip Hop Theater and Storytelling (The Public Square and YCA)
Here’s our second official GWHH radio segment on Vocalo Radio with host Mz Shenita from earlier today! Tibs and I talked to a caller about whether Chicago artists like Kanye West and Common can be considered local, issues of authenticity between major/local artists, our interview with Scoop Jackson and how hip hop culture can move forward, and finally some of this weekend’s upcoming shows. Feel free to stream the audio by clicking the link above; any thoughts/comments are appreciated. Thanks for the support and enjoy!