Off-Air Events: 5th Annual Winter Block Party for Chicago's Hip Hop Arts

Saturday, January 26, 2013 @ 12:00pm

Event Info

Admission

Day events are FREE. Evening concert: $15, $12 for WBEZ members and $10 for students with valid I.D.

Venue

Metro

3730 N. Clark Street

Chicago, 

IL 

60613

Presenter

Vocalo and WBEZ
312.948.4600

Hip-hop has long brought people together who've fought for social justice.

Celebrate its present and future during the day with film, music videos, B-boy/B-girl dance battle, a poetry/storytelling slam, Vocalo's DJ Collective and a Hip-Hop Marketplace.

The FREE daytime schedule includes:

12:15PM         
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Open Jam and Warm-up curated by Waka of the Legendary Brickheadz Crew

12:30PM        
Upstairs  || A screening of "Benji" directed by Coodie and Chike

1:00PM          
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Sign Up

2:00PM          
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Prelims

2:15PM          
Upstairs || Screenings of selected local Hip Hop videos and mini-documentaries

3:30PM          
Upstairs || Solo Tip: An Exploration of Hip Hop Theater and Storytelling (The Public Square and YCA)

3:45PM          
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Quarter Finals

4:30PM          
Main Floor || Grown Folks Stories

Also, throughout the day and night hear from Vocalo's DJ Collective featuring Shazam Bangles, Pumpin Pete and Shred One led by Jesse De La Pena.

Plus, $10 fade haircuts, a Hip Hop Art Gallery (curated by Miguel Aguilar of Defiance Gallery) and a Hip Hop Boutique with vendors including GoWhere HipHop, City of Win, Iddy Id Designs, Vintage Boss and others!

In the evening, join us for a ticketed concert blow-out!

Winter Block Party for Chicago’s Hip Hop Arts
An evening of music and celebration
Hosted by Psalm One 
consistently named one of the nation's "Best Hip Hop Artists,"  Vocalo's Jesse Menendez with Kevin Coval

Featuring performances by
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Saba

Psalm One
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and

Sidewalk Chalk 
named “Best Hip Hop Act in Chicago of 2010" by the Chicago Reader

 

Tickets are $15.00
$12.00 with WBEZ Membership
$10.00 Students


Tickets can be purchased through METRO Chicago HERE.

 
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