by Jeff Milo
5eGallery @ The Cass Corridor Commons 4605 Cass Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201
Weekly open mic events hosted at the 5e Gallery have sustained the build up of a movement to recognize the vital role of Women In Hip Hop.
For five years, a community collective called The Foundation Of 5e Gallery, has met every weekend to showcase of the talents of women spanning all artistic mediums of Hip Hop culture, through music, dance, and the visual/performing arts as well as serve as an educational initiative to demonstrate the social impact of Hip Hop while starting new conversations about women of color and the gaining impact of feminism across Hip Hop's cultural forms.
The Foundation has also been a celebration, bringing international, national and local girls/women together, through music and performance, emphasizing the expressive arts of Hip Hop culture, open-mic, freestyle cipher, graffiti, to special workshops supporting and creating empowering images of women.
The Foundation celebrates it's 5th anniversary this weekend.
There will be a B-Girl Breakdancing Battle, live musical performances, a graffiti showcase with live painting, vendor tables, a film screening and a DJ before the show starts to get things going.
Renowned poet Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty will host the evening's festivities, with performances from DSSense, Mahogany Jones, Inside The Riot, NigLoveRhodes, Keys Blake, Jaci Caprice, Abstract Jazz Off Detroit, Intellect and Eternal Life.
The Foundation will also be awarding Detroit's Pioneers of Gender Justice in Hip Hop with an official ceremony.
For more info + schedule here
The film screening and panel discussion will start at 12 pm. Live stream / recorded podcast provided by Detroit Freq Radio: detroitfreqradio.com
Advanced Tix: $10Tickets / $15 at the Door
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Schedule and info also available here.