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Save The Date!! Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival!!



The 3rd Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, taking place over five days in June, announced Ghostface as its 2007 headliner at the final event, the June 23rd concert at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Entering its 3rd year, the Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is a celebration of Hip Hop music and culture, and the borough of Brooklyn as a premier cultural destination. A free event, the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is an all ages event featuring the best in legendary performers as well as showcasing Hip Hop’s brightest new talent.

In partnership with the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, The powerHouse Arena announces a series of exciting events taking place throughout the month of June. Celebrating the hip-hop movement through soul music, film, and photography, this year’s programming is the most comprehensive yet. For more information about each event as well as the entire Festival calendar, please visit www.brooklynbodega.com and www.powerhousearena.com.

More details and calendar of events after the jump . . .

Calendar of Events for the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival at
The powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn
For more information call 212-604-9074 x101

Please RSVP for all events to
Amanda Yates, Amanda@powerHouseBooks.com
and at www.brooklynbodega.com

Drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery

When: Thursday, June 7th, Time: 6-9pm
What: BHF Kickoff Party celebrating 50 years of Stax Records!
Join us for a night of funky soul all night long at the powerHouse Arena in Dumbo, BK. Stax Records was home to legendary acts such as Otis Redding, Booker T. and the MGs, The Bar-Kays, Isaac Hayes, The Dramatics, The Staple Singers, The Emotions and so many more. Celebrate 50 years of Soul magic, as well as the re-launch of the label.

When: Thursday, June 14th, 6-9 pm
What: David Alan Harvey: Living Proof, exhibition in conjunction with the Magnum Festival
Hip Hop, which first began on the streets of the South Bronx in the early 1970s, has traveled the globe, finding a home in every corner of the planet. Hip Hop’s versatility speaks to its accessibility and universality. In 2005, Magnum Photographer David Alan Harvey began photographing local emcees in the Bronx River Projects, home of hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa, whose legendary Zulu Nation parties inspired a new generation of b-boys and -girls. It is their descendants that Harvey has captured in here—from Boogie Down thugs and Hollywood celebs to the local cultures of Spain, France, Gambia, Senegal, South Korea, and Thailand—revealing how Hip Hop has always spoken to the guy on the corner and the girl at the club, because skills and style comes from love.

When: Friday, June 22nd, 6-9pm
What: Charlie Ahearn: Wild Style:The Sampler, exhibition and book launch party
Hosted by Mass Appeal, Music by DJ Disco Wiz
In 1982, a small independent movie written, produced, and directed by Charlie Ahearn was released, first in Germany, Japan, and Cannes, then finally in Times Square. Wild Style, the first film to unite the underground urban art forms of nascent hip-hop culture—DJing, MCing, b-boying, and graff writing— was filmed on location in the South Bronx without permits or pretensions. Some twenty-five years after its release, Wild Style is truly a classic, having inspired countless artists, musicians, and writers with its unforgettable scenes starring the era’s most memorable personalities.
A screening of the film will follow the launch party at the nearby Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park as part of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.

Additional Events!
June 21: Hip Hop Under the Stars. Join the BHF for a celebration of the longest day of the year, in conjunction with Make Music New York. Tickets are required via www.brooklynbodega.com

June 23: The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival finale, featuring a day of performances and festivities. Ghostface, Cosequence, Skillz, and Tanya Morgan have been announced – many more coming soon! Tickets are required via www.brooklynbodega.com

Entering its 3rd year, the Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is a celebration of Hip Hop music and culture, and the borough of Brooklyn as a premier cultural destination. A free event, the BHF is an all ages event featuring the best in legendary performers as well as showcasing Hip Hop’s brightest new talent. Past participants include Big Daddy Kane, Brand Nubian, Little Brother, Rhymefest, Lupe Fiasco, Leela James, Talib Kweli, and Ralph McDaniels among many others. This year’s BHF is set to take place over 5 days in June, and includes a Stax 50th Anniversary celebration, Wild Style 25th Anniversary Celebration, Hip Hop Under the Stars as part of Make Music New York, and an our final celebration of all-day performances and other festivities.

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