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Jan 15, 2016
Black Lives Matter in Hip-Hop
Feat. Local Artists and Community Members
From Sir Mix-a-Lot to Macklemore, the face of Pacific Northwest hip-hop has changed. This panel discussion (featuring performances by local artists) will explore the gentrification of Seattle hip-hop, the local Black Lives Matter movement, and more.
$5
Friday, January 15, 2016, 7:30PM

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The Great Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue)
Seattle, WA 98101
Doors open: 6:30pm
Sol at Capitol Hill Block Party 2014, photo by Avi Loud
Sol at Capitol Hill Block Party 2014, photo by Avi Loud

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From Sir Mix-a-Lot to Macklemore, the face of Pacific Northwest hip-hop has changed. How does that affect the historical link between hip-hop and social activism? This panel discussion (featuring a performance by F’RealTho: Suntonio Bandanaz and Gabriel Teodros) will explore the gentrification of Seattle hip-hop and its effects. They’ll also discuss the local Black Lives Matter movement and ways to preserve the integrity of the music and its social effects. Featured panelists include moderator Wyking Garrett, Black Stax member Jace Ecaj, Nikkita Oliver, Suntonio Bandanaz, and Renaissance the Poet. This event is in conjunction with MOHAI’s exhibit, “The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop.”

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Presented by: Town Hall, MOHAI, and 50 next: Seattle Hip-Hop Worldwide.

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Series supported by:

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Series media sponsorship provided by: 

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KUOW 94.9

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