THE BRONX REVOLUTION AND THE BIRTH OF HIP HOP
OCTOBER 5, 2013
Casita Maria Auditorium
928 Simpson Street, Bronx, NY 10459
Event is for all ages.
One of the key events of the South Bronx Culture Trail Festival: The Birth of Hip Hop is The Bronx Revolution and the Birth of Hip Hop, a multimedia production about Hip Hop’s origins in the South Bronx told through personal narratives of 5 hip hop pioneers: GrandWizzard Theodore, Joe Conzo, Jr., Grandmaster Caz, Rokafella, and BG183 of TATS CRU. Created and directed by Joanna Haigood in collaboration with GrandWizzard Theodore, Joe Conzo Jr., 3_Search, and the cast. Guest artists: Grandmaster Melle Mel, DJ Jazzy Jay, Kwikstep, Jay Day, Nyce, Zone, Beasty and Angel.
We are proud to say that 4 of these Hip Hop Pioneers are Casita Maria Alumni: Grandmaster Melle Mel, GrandWizzard Theodore, Joe Conzo, Jr. and BG183 of TATS CRU.
The Bronx Revolution and the Birth of Hip Hop is produced by Casita Maria and Dancing in the Streets as part of the South Bronx Culture Trail, which is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation's NYC Cultural Innovation Fund with additional support from Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Con Edison, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and The New York Community Trust. The Bronx Revolution and the Birth of Hip Hop is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters / MetLife Foundation All-In: Re-imagining Community Participation Grant Program and Con Edison and sponsored by Bloomberg.