Friday, May 13th-Sunday, May 15th
The 2016 New York African Film Festival
Saturday, May 14th, 6:00pm
Dante Kaba, USA, 2005, 74 min
Hip Hop is a cultural movement of black youth. As a constantly evolving form of self- expression and a social reflection of contemporary urban life, it is rooted in the oral history of African-American story-telling. Since the inception of Hip Hop, women dj’s have been a vital participants in the construction and development of this international musical genre. Mixtress X documents this untold story, spotlighting women hip hop artists this unique contribution to the musical form as they operate and contend with a predominantly male-dominated multi-million dollar industry. While excavating the history of unsung women dj’s and charting the course of the hip hop movement from a gendered point of view, Mixtress X seeks to provide an uncensored platform for these underground and mainstream women artists who have been transforming their self-images within global Hip Hop movement.