Liner Notes

9 08 2012

COME SEE Liner Notes at the Atlas Center for the Performing Arts (DC) on Friday, 8/10 and Sat 8/11 – 8 PM. That Soul Cinematic (aka Tewodross Melchishua) on the visual ones and twos).

For info and tix: http://atlasarts.org/events/2011/07/liner-notes/





DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival: Kick-off Event!

10 07 2011

Peace & Blessings Family,

July 11-16th marks the 10 yr anniversary of the DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival. A week full of music, parties, performances and…H.E.R. A lot of great events will be taking place throughout the week, and guess who will be kicking things off? M3.

MC’s, Mics and Metaphors [Re/Mixed], explores the creative power of the lyricism and poetry of Hip-hop music through visual imagery. As you know, this exhibition first appeared at Flasphoint Gallery in 2010, and received critical acclaim. Remixed by Simone Jacobson and Tewodross Melchishua uniquely for the 14th St. Busboys and Poets, M3 Re/Mixed, gathers a group of emerging artists from around the country, each responding to the theme of the MC (Emcee or Master of Ceremonies) or simply a favorite hip hop verse or song. Not to be missed! This is the closing event for the exhibit and the kick-off event for the Hip-Hop Theater Festival (http://www.hhtf.org/hhtfdc/). Come through and holla!

Where: Bus boys & Poets, 14th st.
When: Mon July 11th, 6-8pm, FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

for the love of H.E.R

Contemporary exhibit of Urban Art.

Peace.

- S.





M3 is back!

22 05 2011

Fresh and just in time for summer. M3: Revisited co-curated by Tewodross Melchishua and Simone Jacobsen, will be on display at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th Street, Washington, DC. This version features some of the current artists from the previous M3 and introducing a few, new and dope artists to the visual cypher. Please come out and support and of course, buy some wonderful art. Later in for July and August, we flip M3 to hold a special M3: Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal; a visual, artistic and musical tribute to the late and our dear brother Guru and the legendary group Gangstarr and DJ Premier.

Check out the M3 Opening – MCs, Mics and Metaphors Remixed – We Still Here by Trek Life ft. Silo, remixed by Oddisee

DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival launches and sponsors a special Artist Talk and reception Monday, July 11 from 6-8 PM. Art, Hip-hop, light refreshments, and you.

It is all gonna be a stone-blast, baby! See you at Busboys & Poets…PEACE!





Galactic Ritual

23 02 2011

Galactic Ritual: A Hip-Hop Theatre Experience

Galactic Ritual: A Hip-Hop Theatre Experience is inspired by the tradition of ancient Afrikan theatre and the Black Arts Movement. Theatre, video, Afro-modern dance, visual art, beats, rhymes, dee-jaying and b-boying are used to take the audience members on a ritualistic and galactic journey with SA-ROC the MC and dee-jay/producer, SOL MESSIAH (Dead Prez, Nappy Roots, Jay Z, Talib Kweli).

A product of Afrikan-centered parents, SA-ROC developed a rebel mentality from an early age while being exposed to Jimi Hendrix, Gil Scott Heron, Earth, Wind & Fire, Go-Go, Rock, Hip-Hop and much more. Her aural quest for different sounds and concepts in music is seamlessly fused with multiple artistic disciplines in this exciting new show and topped off with delicious vegan cuisine. Directed by Bashi Rose, Zakee Parker, and Rosiland Cauthen. Video Projection/VJ design by Tewodross Melchishua. Produced by Nommo Theatre and Community African Ancestral Theatre Sources (CAATS).

Adults: $25 Children 12 and under $15 at door.

Date: 2/27 @ Mead Theatre Lab At Flashpoint 916 G Street N.W. Washington, DC 20001

Tickets/Info

Media/Video





Paige In Full Returns for 2011!

30 01 2011

Paige In Full half page image

Paige In Full: A B-Girls Visual Mixtape returns to DC this March as part of Intersections – A New America Arts Festival. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, NE Washington, DC.

Friday, Mar 4 at 7pm
Saturday, Mar 5 at 8pm
Sunday, Mar 6 at 2pm
Friday, Mar 11 at 9:30
Saturday, Mar 12 at 6:30pm
Lab 2
Tickets: $20 Gen, $15 senior/student
For ages 12+

About:

Paige in Full, a theatrical mix-tape blending poetry, dance, media and live music to tell the tale of a multicultural girl’s journey through hip-hop to self-discovery and identity.





Paige In Full wrap-up @Flashpoint and onto CASRAM

31 05 2010

Well, PAIGE IN FULL closed last Saturday with great success at Flashpoint. Now onto getting M3: MCs, Mics and Metaphors (v2) up and running for 2011-2012. Next stop for Paige In Full will be apart of CASRAM.

CASRAM ACCESS-Paige In Full from SolSource Group on Vimeo.

About:

Can A Sista Rock A Mic? Festival (CASRAM) is Washington DC’s music and arts festival dedicated to amplifying authentic expressions of women who are changing the world. CASRAM makes its return June 3-19th at various venues in Washington and Silver Spring. The festival features some of the nation’s most talented women emerging in music, art and beyond.

One of DC’s most exciting new theater companies, theHegira, presents a one night only performance of acclaimed DC Theater hit, PAIGE IN FULL, written and performed by Paige Hernandez, with live beats by Nick tha 1da and directed by Danielle A. Drakes, at the Can A Sista Rock A Mic? (CASRAM) Festival June 10, 2010.

For tickets/info

Please support and for those that did not see it in DC, come check us in downtown Silver Spring.

Peace

CASRAM





PAIGE IN FULL: A B-GIRL’s VISUAL MIXTAPE

5 05 2010

My peoples, colleagues and comrades…please support!

CASRAM ACCESS-Paige In Full from SolSource Group on Vimeo.

PIF

WASHINGTON, DC – theHegira’s Paige in Full is a visual mix-tape that blends poetry, dance and live music to tell the tale of a multicultural girl growing up in Baltimore, MD. The production explores how a young woman’s identity is shaped by her ethnicity and popular culture, telling a personal, yet universal, story through the lens of hip-hop. To create Paige in Full, sibling-duo Paige Hernandez (writer and performer) and Nick tha 1da (musician) worked with Danielle A. Drakes (director) and Bryan Joseph Lee (dramaturg) to develop a story that speaks to a dynamic hip-hop influenced generation. Paige in Full draws upon a range of creative disciplines including literary, musical and visual arts. The story unfolds on a backdrop of multimedia projections provided by Flashpoint Gallery veteran Tewodross Melchishua.

Paige in Full plays May 11-May 29, 2010 at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint.

More information at flashpointdc.org.

Where: The Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint, 916 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Dates: May 11 – May 29, 2010

Pay-What-You-Can Previews: May 11 and May12 at 8pm

Opening and Press Night: May 13 at 8pm (RSVP to rsvp@culturaldc.org)

Performances: Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and 10pm, Sundays at 3pm

Tickets: All tickets are $20 general admission and are available

Read review of Paige In Full








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