Culture Picks!

LSP Pick! Chocolate City Rocks: Double Header (09.13 & 09.14)

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Chocolate Ciy Rocks is a grassroots initiative started in 2010 by Vance “Head-Roc” Levy that promotes a greater public awareness and patronage of Washington DC area’s conscious and cultural artists. Next up, a double header featuring The Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute and LiL SoSo Productions.

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LSP Pick!: Farafina Kan presents BIRTHRIGHT (08.16)

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DC’s Farafina Kan celebrates ten years of West African dance and drumming with their newest production, BIRTHRIGHT happening on Saturday, August 16th at the University of the District of Columbia. From their youngest to their most senior, this all-ages production is not to be missed.

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One Mic Conversation: Who is the I? (VIDEO)

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Check out one of four LSP-produced conversations for the 2014 One Mic Festival. In this conversation, panelists discuss the complicated space of sexuality and hip hop, the necessity of shifting the framework and the importance of hip hop as an art and cultural form becoming more representative of its listenership.

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One Mic Conversation: The State of the U (VIDEO)

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Check out one of four LSP-produced conversations for the 2014 One Mic Festival. In this conversation, panelists reflect on the U Street corridor, the shifts brought on by development and gentrification and the current difficulties of maintaining a cultural voice in an environment of marginalization.

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04.09: The State of the U (One Mic Panel Line Up)

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Our final panel features artists, curators and arts organizers chatting about the U Street of yesteryear. The State of the U will explore the effects of gentrification on DC hip hop and beyond in our final conversation of the One Mic festival. Panel is free and open to the public. 8PM Kennedy Center- Millennium Stage.

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