the Writers Block is not the part of the prison I'll be in when they come to take radical bloggers away, no indeed! It's a cadre of djs-writers in the Bay Area that include Davey D, Jeff Chang, and other author/djs.
I'm still waiting for my first piece (on research as surveillance in ethnomusicology) to come out, but I've been invited to take part in the gig and in the Writers Block. All this despite my protests after the Chron article about my not "being hiphop" or "living hiphop" - that said I will mix it up with some hip-hop while pushing the boundaries as I so love to do.
The event will have us alongside DJ Tomas and other luminaries, like Dj Mei-Lwun who produced the best mashup of the past 5 years.
the event is the after-party for a panel discussion on Hip-Hop: the discussion is at the Yerba Buena Center and the party is at the Otis Lounge.
"IS THERE FREEDOM AFTER HIP HOP?"
It's been nearly three years since the first National Hip-Hop Political Convention was convened in Newark, New Jersey. The purpose: create a national hip hop agenda for political change. But in the wake of 9-11 and the Bush Administration's "War Without End," does hip-hop really have the power to create change on the civic and federal level?
A Free forum on Hip-Hop Politics featuring:
Jeff Chang, Total Chaos editor
Jerry Quickley, performance poet
Malkia Cyril, director of Youth Media Council
Troy Nkrumah, chair of the National Hip-Hop Political Convention
Rosa Clemente, hip-hop activist
Moderated by: Davey D of Hard Knock Radio (94.1 FM KPFA)
FREE Forum Discussion :::
Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street at 3rd Street, San Francisco
Plus, FREE Reception after
Meet the Total Chaos and the Hip Hop Theatre Festival crew, as WireTap
Magazine and Media Alliance welcomes them to the Bay Area with a FREE
+ Writers Bloc DJs
Tuesday, May 8, 9 p.m. to Midnight
OTIS, 25 Maiden Lane at Kearny Street, San Francisco
Hip Hop Theater Festival in the Bay Area May 8-20