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BRIC KEEPS THE HIP-HOP 50 CELEBRATION GOING WITH A BRIC HOUSE BLOCK PARTY ON SUNDAY SEPT 10
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY WMG ARTISTS BIZZY BANKS, KAMAUU, & GIRLL CODEE + BREEZYLYN
Live Games, Music, Interactive Art and more!
WHAT: BRIC House Block Party & Family Day (Sun, Sept. 10 from 12-6pm) is a one-day celebration in commemoration of Hip-Hop 50. BRIC kicked off their newly announced Hip-Hop initiative, BRIC Hip-Hop, during the 50th anniversary weekend and will continue the festivities with a fun-filled family friendly day of good vibes. Dance to DJs and live music, create collaborative artworks, and access Fort Greene/Flatbush information and material from neighborhood cultural and social resources. There will be games, sports activities, a mural installation, creative workshops at BRIC House and more.
Attendees will have a sneak preview of BRIC Hip-Hop – the new, permanent home for Hip-Hop education, expression, and its evolution. The Fall programming will encompass multiple aspects of Hip-Hop culture including visual art, fashion, film, advocacy, and more. BRIC’s Hip-Hop 50 curation underscores their commitment to showcasing and institutionalizing Hip-Hop culture & preserving community connection. They plan to stroll through the genre’s 50 years with an eye toward the margins and the folks who uphold the culture from behind-the-scenes. More details to come regarding BRIC House fall Hip-Hop events and programming.
WHO: BRIC House in collaboration with WMG/BSE Global is honored to celebrate Hip-Hop and curate space for the community. DJ Sets from DJ Quiana Parks and DJ Quinette; special live performances from popular WMG artists Bizzy Banks, Kamauu, and Girll Codee + Breezylyn; Live Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC) Performance and Cypher; a Brooklyn Nets Snap Court provided by BSE Global; a Community Graffiti Wall; Pop-up Record Shops presented by Black Star Records and Legacy Dumbo; panel discussions and a live podcast featuring BRIC President Wes Jackson, NPR’s Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden, journalist/writer Kathy Iandoli, culture critic/DJ Kiana Fitzgerald; and more. There will also be live interactive activities including a Hip-Hop Photo Booth, Breakdancing Workshops from the Break-dance originators Rokafella & Kiwikstep, a scavenger hunt, University of Dope Hip-Hop Trivia, plus button making and sewing workshops!
The full day event is free to the public as part of BRIC’s Hip-Hop 50 rollout. See the official schedule for the day below –
12:00 PM – 3 :00 PM: DJ Quiana Parks
1:00 PM – 1:20 PM: Kamauu
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM: Bizzy Banks
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM: DJ Quinnette
3:00 PM – 3:20 PM: Girll Codee and BreezyLYN
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM: Spread Love: Live performance by the ICAC
ALL DAY: Brooklyn Nets Snap Court
ALL DAY: Community Graffiti Wall
ALL DAY: Pop-up Record Shop – Black Star Records
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Street Photo Class + Walking Tour #1
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Street Photo Class + Walking Tour #2
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM: Spread Love Video Premiere with the ICAC
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM: Book Talk: Ode To Hip-Hop by Kiana Fitzgerald
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Panel: Off The Charts — Is rap on its last leg or is the industry just scared? with Sidney Madden and Rodney Carmichael
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM: Podcast: Back To Reading Credits: Conversations with the people behind the curtain who drive the Culture. Hosted by Wes Jackson ft. Kathy Iandoli
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Hip-Hop Photo Booth
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Breakdancing Workshop #1
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Breakdancing Workshop #2
ALL DAY: Pop-up Record Shop – Legacy Dumbo
ALL DAY: Scavenger Hunt
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: The Cypher (Spoken Word Jam) by Brooklyn Arts Council
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM: University of Dope Hip-Hop Trivia
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Panel: Off The Charts — Is rap on its last leg or is the industry just scared? with Sidney Madden and Rodney Carmichael (streamed from Ballroom)
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM: Podcast: Back To Reading Credits: Conversations with the people behind the curtain who drive the Culture. Hosted by Wes Jackson ft. Kathy Iandoli (streamed from Ballroom)
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Remix Patchwork Sewing Workshop
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Remix Button Making Workshop
WHEN: Sunday, September 10 | 12 – 6 pm
**Please note – Press is invited to attend the VIP reception @ 11am**
WHERE: BRIC House | 647 Fulton Street (@ Rockwell Place) | Brooklyn, NY 11217
BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn’s cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for their community, BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centralizes diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC builds Brooklyn’s creative future. Stay up to date with all things BRIC at www.bricartsmedia.org.
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