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Hip Hop Listening Session: #LifeIn5 Edition

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 7:30 PM

Hip Hop Culture The Human Journey

Drawing from the “Top 5” concept, the audience will create a collaboratively generated musical experience by exploring the top five songs that tell their personal Hip Hop stories. This listening session will spotlight special guests including ethnomusicologist Dr. Fredara Hadley, Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member Xavier Jernigan, NPR Hip Hop journalist Rodney Carmichael, 202 Creates's Dior Ashley Brown, Shaolin Jazz’s DJ 2-Tone Jones, and a killer live soundtrack spun by DJ Geena Marie.

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Join a host of special guests as the Kennedy Center launches its #LifeIn5 digital initiative. Drawing from the “Top 5” concept, the audience will create a collaboratively generated musical experience by exploring the top five songs that tell their personal Hip Hop stories.

This listening session will be facilitated by ethnomusicologist Dr. Fredara Hadley and features Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member Xavier Jernigan, NPR Hip Hop journalist Rodney Carmichael, 202 Creates's Dior Ashley Brown, Shaolin Jazz’s DJ 2-Tone Jones, and a killer live soundtrack spun by DJ Geena Marie.