J.Period, Rhymefest, Pharoahe Monch + More To Perform At NMAAHC Opening
J. Period will be performing an important set in a few days. The opening weekend for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is upon us. The festivities, which are sure to not only be historic but exciting include performances from The Roots, Public Enemy, Living Colour, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Experience Unlimited. And on Sunday, September 25th starting at 3pm a special edition of J.Period’s lauded Live Mixtape series will be coming to the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The performances will also feature sets from Pharoahe Monch, Rhymefest, M1, Kandace Springs, Maimouna Youssef, Stro Elliot, Masego, Dres, and others. The show will take place at the Sylvan Theater which is on the grounds of the Washington Monument at the National Mall. The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has partnered with America Divided and W.K. Kellogg Foundation to present the show. The event, which is entitled, The Live Mixtape: Remixing The Narrative, is described as exploring and remixing “African-American musical history from its origins in the drum, through the freedom and improvisation of jazz, the struggle of Civil Rights protest music, and the power and electricity of hip hop.” Click here for more information on the show.