NOTE: This event does NOT take place at the Kennedy Center
One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide
Young Lions and Lionesses: A Look at Jazz in a Hip-Hop World
HR-57 Center for the Preservation of Jazz Blues
1007 H Street, NE, Washington, DC
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--Dr. William E. Smith, a professor and the music industry coordinator at North Carolina Central University; bassist, composer, and producer Derrick Hodge; DJ Two-Tone Jones and Gerald Watson (Shaolin Jazz Project); and singer/songwriter Tamara Wellons--this interactive conversation moderated by John Murph explores the interconnectivity between the two forms and whether or not the synergy between the two pushes musical boundaries. The conversation also explores what hip-hop might look like in another 20 years where sustainability, curation, and audience appreciation are concerned.
This event is FREE, no tickets required.
This event, produced by Lil SoSo, is recognized as part of the Kennedy Center's One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide festival.