(A Portion of the Proceeds from this event will go to the Afrika Bambaataa Multi-Cultural Community Center building fund)
Turn Off Channel Zero
Opio Sokoni, 2007, 114 mins.
The aim of Turn Off Channel Zero is to kick the hell out of the creators of negative images. Professor Griff of the legendary Hip Hop group Public Enemy kicks it with activists, artists, filmmakers and everyday people about the state of Hip Hop. There are solutions, actions and some real things that get said. It's really like that when people turn off Channel Zero.
Followed by panel discussion featuring Dr. Shaka Zulu of Universal Zulu Nation. More speakers tba.
Beat This!: A Hip Hop History
Dick Fontaine, 1984, 60 min.
This tremendous, highly stylized BBC production features dynamic appearances by a veritable who’s who of original school luminaries: Kool Herc (in what are perhaps his most revealing and personal public interviews), Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, the Cold Crush Brothers, Lisa Lee, Sha-Rock, graffiti writer Brim of Tats Cru, and Officer Kevin Hickey of the NYPD’s infamous Vandal Squad. Rhymed narration provided by NYC broadcasting legend Gary Byrd.
Followed by a panel discussion featuring Queen Kenya, Cholly Rock, Seelo representing F.O.T.B.S
Featuring the Artwork of Lava 1 and 2 and an After Party!
Rest in Power Uncle Ces!