Roots of Hip Hop show at Intiman Theatre June 10

The Roots of Hip Hop in Ancient Cultures
Intiman Theatre, June 10 @ 7:30 pm

An All-Ages Event, FREE Admission… featuring

MASSIVE MONKEES – world champion hip hop dance
GLOBAL HEAT – all live hip hop soul music & dance
SOULSHIFTERS – world-renowned break dance crew
ETIENNE CAKPO – award-winning African dancer/choreographer (Gansango)
MESTRE CURISCO – master of Capoeira from Brazil (Capoeira Malês)

A performance of hip hop, African dance, and Capoeira illustrating the origins of contemporary culture in traditional forms, with performers from Benin, Brazil, Ghana, Honduras, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and the USA.

Hosted by Seattle hip hop favorite SUNTONIO BANDANAZ and DJ Ear Dr.Umz

Special guests include:
AUDIOPOET – BeatBoxer extraordinaire
COTY VALDEZ – Capoeira & break dance (Capoeira Malês)
DRAZE & NYA J – from Zimbabwean griot to contemporary hip hop
KAMA – top hip hop MC from Kenya (Kamalashaka)
MAMEDY MANSARE – flutist from Guinea (Les Africains Ballet)
SHANETTA BROWN – lady of soul (Tubaluba)
TAYLOR “Pretty Eyes” ROBINSON – adding spice to the mix
YAW AMPONSAH – master percussionist from Ghana (Anokye Agofomma).

Imagine the hip-hopping, spinning, flips, and flashy footwork of today’s best break dancers. What inspired those moves? Join us for a night of cross-cultural and cross-generational connection through music and dance.

This project is funded by Seattle’s NEXT 50 program. Promotional support from African Music Nites, Minuteman Press (Union), Laserquick Printing, and Seattle Night Out.

This event is co-sponsored by African Music Nites

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