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)
Tune in right now on 91.5 FM or wbez.org/player to listen as I talk with Jesse Menendez about how music plays a role in promoting negativity and violence in our communities.
"When it comes to violence in music who is responsible for its promotion? Is it the record label? Is it the media? The consumer? I talked with Maks G of the popular Chicago Hip Hop blog GoWhere Hip Hop about media's responsibility to its audience. We also discussed blogs and the role they play in promoting the negativity that sometimes accompanies the music?
When the Chief Keef phenomena started, only a few artists in the Hip Hop community spoke out on the volatile nature of Keef's music and the harm it could possibly do. Psalm One was one of those artists. Hear my conversation with Psalm One on Chief Keef's music and what impact it may have on some of our underserved communities." — Jesse Menendez