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CT: The 5th Annual Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival (4/9 & 4/10)

by shamz
8 years ago

Next Friday April 9th, The 5th annual Trinity Festival kicks off at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. "Founded in the spring of 2006, the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival was created to combat the disunity, segregation, and violence of Hartford, CT and Trinity College. Using the historically education-oriented and politically revolutionary medium—Hip Hop– and focusing on its global potency and proliferation, the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival works to unify Trinity College, the city of Hartford, and the Globe." KRS-One will headline this year's festival, which will also feature performances, lectures, graffiti artistry, and a break dance battle with a $1,500 grand prize. Check after the jump for the full schedule and lineup.


KRS-One (USA- Temple of Hip Hop)
Nomadic Massive (Canada/Haiti/France/Argentina)
DAM (Palestine)
ReadNex Poetry Squad (Haiti/Puerto Rico/Colombia/USA)
Anita Tijoux (Chile)
The ReMINDers (Congo/Belgium/USA)
Shokanti (Cape Verde)
Wageble (Senegal)
Siete Nueve (Puerto Rico)
Flex Mathews (USA)
Toni Blackman (USA)
Self Suffice(Hartbeat-USA)
Zee Santiago (USA/Temple of Hip Hop@Trinity)
DJ Nio (Italy)


Friday, April 9

Morning: artists in Trinity language classes
Afternoon: artists in after school programs

2:00pm-5:30pm — Registration and Urban Arts Exhibit @ Gallows Hill

**9pm-1:30am CONCERT @ Vernon Social Center (114 Vernon Street):
{Hosts: Flex Mathews and Toni Blackman; Performances by: DAM (Palestine); The Reminders (Congo/Belgium/Colorado); Wagable (Senegal); Shokanti (Cape Verde); Toni Blackman; Self Suffice (Hartford); Open mic freestyle session following hosted by Flex Mathews}

Saturday, April 10

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Registration @ Gallows Hill
10:00 am – 5:00pm – Urban Art Exhibition @ Gallows Hill

10:00 am – 4:00 pm– “Block Party” style programming @ The Cave Patio
– Graffiti Mural Painting and Graff body painting – featuring local crews
– Product and food vendors
– Live DJs

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Film Screening: "Slingshot Hip Hop" followed by Q&A with director Jackie Reem Salloum and Palestinian hip hop group DAM @ McCook Auditorium

12:00 – 1:30 pm – Artist Showcase @ The Cave Patio
Guest emcees from all over the world will throw down 5-minute jams

10:00am – 3pm – Youth programming (middle and high school students) @ Terrace Rooms, Rittenburg Lounge, Washington Room –must pre-register– http://www.hartford.gov/YouthServices/default.html
“Hip Hop, No Pop” (Nomadic Massive)
“Beatboxin’ with Butta Beats” (Nomadic Massive)
“Hip Hop and Poetry Saved My Life” (ReadNex Poetry Squad)
"Freestylin with Flex" (Flex Mathews)
"Beatboxin' with Jaro" (Jaro from Beatburger Band)

1:30 – 2:30 pm – Panel Discussion: “Global Moves: Social Change Through Hip Hop”
Moderator: Prof. Vijay Prashad (Trinity College); with Gaston “Cenzi” Gabarro (Chilean producer/activist); Marie-Agnes Beau (Afrolution/French Music Bureau); Toni Blackman (American Cultural Specialist); Waterflow (Senegalese hip hop artist) @ Gallows Hill

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Film Screening: Turn It Loose @ Washington Room (Mather Hall, Trinity)

4:00 – 7:00 pm International Bboy/Bgirl Battle @ Washington Room (Mather Hall, Trinity)

8:00 pm International Bboy/Bgirl Battle Final Round @ Vernon Social Center (114 Vernon Street)

9:00 pm – 1:30am CONCERT @ Vernon Social Center
{Hosts: Flex Mathews and Toni Blackman; KRS-One (Temple of Hip Hop); Nomadic Massive (Montreal); Anita Tijoux (Chile); ReadNex Poetry Squad (Haiti/Colombia/PR/NJ); Flex Mathews; Zee Santiago; Siete Nueve (Puerto Rico)}

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