Culture Picks!

10.15: 9th Annual Black President’s Day & Finding Fela Screening

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The 9th Annual Black President’s Day event returns October 15th. What better way to celebrate the birthday of Afrobeat icon, Fela Kuti than with a special screening of the newest documentary Finding Fela in addition to our annual interactive gathering of Afrobeat lovers and Queens. Limited discounted tickets are available for both events. Early ticket purchase is available.

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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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