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Sunday, May 27 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Roots of Hip Hop

Global Heat with Dadical; Mr Magnesium and Free (SoulShifters); Etienne Cakpo (Gansango); Mestre Curisco & Coty Valdez (Capoeira Malês & Circle of Fire); Shanetta Brown (Tubaluba); Kama (Kamalashaka); Yaw Amponsah (Anokye Agofomma); and others.


Sunday May 27, 2012 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  • Biography Visualize the hip-hopping, spinning, flips, and flashy footwork of today’s best break dancers. Where do those moves come from? Roots of Hip Hop explores the origins of contemporary culture in traditional forms, with performers from Benin, Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, and the USA. Experience a live music and dance performance of hip hop, African dance, and Capoeira. This special Folklife Festival preview features award-winning performers Global Heat with Dadical; Mr Magnesium and Free (SoulShifters); Etienne Cakpo (Gansango); Mestre Curisco & Coty Valdez (Capoeira Malês & Circle of Fire); Shanetta Brown (Tubaluba); Kama (Kamalashaka); Yaw Amponsah (Anokye Agofomma); and others. Attention student dancers!!! Show us your best break dance moves and win two free dance workshops with SoulShifters in early June, with the opportunity to be part of a performance of Roots of Hip Hop at Intiman Theatre. This project is funded by Seattle NEXT 50.