Enero Zapatista, The Co-Optation of Hip-Hop

01/07/2012 6:00 pm

Saturday, January 7, 6pm

All Peoples Revolutionary Front Presents: The Co-Optation of Hip-Hop: Cultural Imperialism, Capitalism & Conscious Organizing
Lincoln High School in the Black box theater (4777 Imperial Ave.)

Join the Hip-Hop Community and listen to Artists speak on their personal experience in Hip-Hop as they explore it’s roots in struggle, what led to the co-optation of it’s culture and continuing a conscious movement to preserve the art form.



on the topic of:
THE CO-OPTATION OF HIP-HOP: Cultural Imperialism, Capitalism and Conscious-Organizing

Join the Hip-Hop community and listen to Artists-Activists speak on cultural resistance and the movement to preserve it's culture.

Saturday, January 7, 2012
Lincoln High School
4777 Imperial Avenue
in the BlackBox Theater
(go around the other side of the theater building
with the other drama/music classes are located)

FREE!! All ages are welcome!

music, special guest performances, youth performances, food, community, tabling for independent artists/stores that support the culture of Hip-hop!
and so much more!!!!!

On the turntables: DJ ARTISTIC

Speaker Presentations by:

DJ Charlie Rock (Rocksteady Crew/Dojo Soundz)
Origins & Foundations of Hip-hop: Before the Consumerism and Capitalism Takeover

DJ Kuttin Kandi (APRFront, 5th Platoon, Anomolies)
Defining the Co-Optation of Hip-hop and the Connections to Cultural Imperialism

RAWfiki (Swift Wizards, Anakbayan SD, NorthStar Zulu, Kamp)
Breakin the Mainstream "Norms" as a Hip-Hop Bboy

Abel Macias (Party for Socialism and Liberation)
Cultural Organizing: Strategizing the Beat of a Revolution

DJ Raichous (RRS Feed) - A Personal Narrative (Topic to be Announced)

Miki Vale (The (SIS)Tem)
Womyn In Hip-Hop Are Not A Commodity: Creating the Alternative

ENERO ZAPATISTA is a month long series of politically and culturally
conscious events that commemorate the EZLN uprising and the Zapatista
movement in January 1994.

APRFront is a collaboration of all abilities, generations, genders,
gender non-conforming, sexual orientations, indigineity, race,
ethnicities, cosmologies, faith and spiritual practices, and
identities. We are a constellation of collectives involving students,
activists, community organizers, artists, educators, justice
advocates, and all those who engage critical knowledge to inform
political struggle. APRFront identifies with a diverse range of
practices, including Social Justice Education Pedagogy,
anti-oppressive movement building, critical consciousness development,
and privilege-checking strategies. We acknowledge all levels of
education in our coalition, and welcome folks with a willingness to
learn, teach, and engage in the different political ideologies of
revolutionary liberation (but not limited to) such as
socialism-marxism-womyn of color feminism, intersectionality,
anti-imperialism, anti-capitalism, and zapatismo. APRFront is a
people of color-lead coalition with white identified anti-racists
and activists, who challenge internal and structural white supremacy,
to play a supporting role.

GUERRILLA WORDS San Diego is a newly formed in San Diego provided for
professional and developing Hip Hop artists such as writers,
comedians, singers, writers, spoken word poets, DJ’s, producers and
other forms of musicians and writers.

Guerrilla::Words was founded in 2002 by poet Brian Buno and DJ Kuttin
Kandi of Fifth Platoon, GW’s open mic in the East Village was the
longest free monthly showcase in New York City. General Manager,
Encite overseen most of the showcases, while Brian Buno returned in
2006 as master of ceremonies. Throughout the years artists that have
contributed to the cause range from names such as:Immortal Technique,
Wordsworth, Percee P, DMC World Champion I-Emerge, Pumkinhead, Rax 1,
Audio Assault, 84, Organic Thoughts, Loer Velocity, Oktober, Doujah
Raze, Chan, Substantial,Fresh Daily, Naturel,Fortilive, Dj Neil
Armstrong and more………

RSVP... http://www.facebook.com/events/263334203721912/

Event Location: 
Lincoln High School in the Black box theater, 4777 Imperial Ave.