7PM Sunday, March 30th
Young Lions & Lionesses: A Look at Jazz in a Hip Hop World (One Mic Festival)
HR57 • 1007 H Street, NE-WDC
What do jazz and hip hop have in common and why do the musical ‘first cousins’ work so well together? Featuring a diverse panel of artists that include those classically-trained in jazz and homegrown in Hip Hop, this interactive conversation will explore the interconnectivity between the two forms and whether or not the synergy between the two, pushes musical boundaries. The conversation will also explore what Hip Hop might look like in another twenty years where sustainability, curation and audience appreciation are concerned. Post-panel dj sets by John Murph and DJ 2-Tone Jones to follow. RSVP required.
Moderated by: John Murph
Dr. William E. Smith, Professor of Jazz
Derek Hodge, Musician
DJ 2-Tone Jones & Gerald Watson, Shaolin Jazz Project
Tamara Wellons, Singer/Songwriter
Co-sponsored by : The Recording Academy-DC Chapter
6PM, Mon, March 31st
Who is the I?: Shifting the Hip Hop Framework on Sexuality and Identity (One Mic Festival)
University of the District of Columbia • 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW- Bldg 41, Room A03
Long known for its heterosexual overtones, Hip Hop in the 21st century is being challenged to come into a more realistic understanding of shifting sexual norms specifically, as it relates to heteronormativity, sexual identity, race and gender roles in Hip Hop. How does the fan’s proximity to black masculinity enable or restrict her or his access to Hip Hop culture? The conversation will explore the monuments and myths at the intersection of sex, race, and gender performance in Hip Hop and discuss the hegemony, the alienation, and the fierce forms of expression that are emerging out of this space. RSVP required.
Moderated by: Janelle Morrow
DJ Heat, WPGC
Renina Jarmon, Author
Shanté Smalls, Associate Professor
7:30PM, Thurs., April 3rd
In the Producer’s Studio w/Low Budget Crew (One Mic Festival)
Kennedy Center-Terrace Gallery • 2700 F Street, NW-WDC
For over ten years the Low Budget Crew (which consists of a total of fifteen members) has represented DMV hip hop, collectively and individually. With production from members like Kaimbr, SlimKat and yU and DJ Roddy Rod, the crew known for capturing that “PG County sound”, has become a household name in several independent hip hop scenes around the world. During this special event, members of Low Budget will discuss their various paths and offer up a live demonstration of their production process. RSVP required.
Moderated by: Rhome “DJ Stylus” Anderson
DJ Roddy Rod