Zulu Sistah Power Hour @ The Universal Zulu Nation Community Meeting

18 03 2015

That Soul Cinematic:

Biggup to the Pheonix Zulus. Queens of the struggle…support our sisters . Zulu!

Originally posted on Phoenix Queens of the Nation:


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Feb. 4th: Zulu Sistah Power Hour @ Universal Zulu Nation Meeting: 6pm-9pm @ National Black Theater 2031 5th Ave betw. 125th & 126th Harlem NYC. Trains: 2 3 4 5 or 6 to 125th St. There is no charge to attend. Special guest speakers, info and more! Doors @ 5:30pm for Networking – Bring Your Brochures & Business Cards

Featuring Film/Video & Promotional Presentations By:

~UZN Phoenix “Queens Of The Nation” Chapter 29 Members of this recently chartered Zulu Chapter for Women will provide information on it’s mission, Programs and strategic plan for 2015. New members are welcome to register & Join throughout the evening. phoenixqueensofthenation.com ~ or ~ Contact Zulu Queen Benu: benu.maat@gmail.com

~ UZN Bronx Women’s Shelter Family Support Project
Join the UZN Department of Community Affairs by signing up for the initiating of it’s newest “Serve The People Project” in support of the mothers &…

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This Blog was getting lonely…

2 09 2014

…It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t of left you…(Rakim)


Well, it has indeed been a long time since I touched this blog, but I did want to update some things since M3. I was blessed to be a part of the Kennedy Center’s ONE MIC: Hip-hop Worldwide Festival in which I worked as a video designer/VJ for Hip-Hop in the Pocket and Liner Notes. Check out ONE MIC.

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.


– 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



Paige In Full Returns for 2011!

30 01 2011

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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+


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.


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