Poets and Musicians have formed a coalition of people with disabilities, named Krip-Hop Nation; and they will present a Bay Area Mini-concert to launch their group and to honor the legacy of “Blind” Joe Capers. The concert will feature a mixture of music ranging from punk, hip-hop, jazz and rock to spoken word. Speakers will talk about Krip-Hop and about its importance. Musicians and poets will tell their stories about dealing with the entertainment industry as an underground act and living in the community as an artist. They will also present a sneak preview of an upcoming documentary about the late Blind Joe who worked with Oakland hip-hop artists like MC Hammer, Tony Tone Toni and more, along with a multimedia presentation with audio interviews and a slide show with more than 100 pictures of Krip-Hop artists from around the world. This event is about more than music, it will also be an arena for advocacy, education and cultural activism through artistic expression and coming together.
- Feb. 15: SF Main Library (The Latino Room) 1pm – 4pm / Eastside Arts Alliance (Oakland) 7pm – 9pm
- Feb. 17: The Living Room Project (Oakland) 7:30 – 10:30pm
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