One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide performances at the Kennedy Center

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One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide 
March 25 to April 13, 2014 at the Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center, in collaboration with Hi-ARTS, producers of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival, presents One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide, a festival celebrating this uniquely American art form.

The festival highlights MCing, DJing, b-boying, and graffiti writing, the original four elements of hip-hop culture, alongside contemporary interdisciplinary work born of hip-hop aesthetics. Ticketed and free performances and exhibitions explore the breadth and depth of hip-hop today.

nas-performing-beats-music-launch-party Many of the performances are free and open to the public at the Free Millennium Stage at 6:00pm. Click here to visit the event web site for details.

On March 28th it’s NSO Pops: Nas with the 20th Anniversary Celebration of ILLMATIC. The NSO Pops venture into the realm of hip-hop with famed rapper and actor Nas, who marks the 20th anniversary of his debut album Illmatic and launches the Kennedy Center’s One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide celebration. Tickets on sale now.

Another highlight will be Rock Like a Girl on April 5th. It’s a FREE program that celebrates women’s contributions to the art and culture of hip-hop. It will feature performances by a diverse group of female artists from around the world.

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There will be a special appearance by the multi-talented Grammy Award–winning MC, singer, and song-writer, Ms. Lauryn Hill, rap artist MC Lyte, critically acclaimed lyricist Jean Grae, Grammy Award–winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, French Chilean MC Ana Tijoux, and other special guests! D.C.’s own all-girl go-go band, Be’la Dona, serves as the house band with DJ Beverly Bond on the ones-and-twos.

All beginning at 4:30 p.m. Up to two (2) free tickets per person will be available for pick-up in the Hall of Nations at the Kennedy Center. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited.

Click here to visit the Kennedy Center event web site for more details.

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