Mambo to Hip-Hop Part 3: The Graffiti Movement and the Media it Inspires

Saturday, July 6, 2013

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.

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Join SummerStage as we head to the South Bronx, the birthplace of Hip-Hop to celebrate the connection between graffiti art and the media it inspires. THE POINT CDC and City Lore have joined us to present a full day of music, film screenings, panel discussions and live painting!   

This third part of THE POINT CDC and City Lore’s "Mambo to Hip-Hop" series takes a closer look at the connection between the modern graffiti movement and the media that has proliferated from this movement. From the photographs and documentary films depicting the artists and styles of the early days of Hip-Hop, to the current use of new media and big budget films to document the scene; graffiti and film are inextricably tied together in creating the global phenomenon that exists today and providing artists of various genres a voice. The panel discussion will include famed aerosol art collective, TATS Cru and early writer Crash One addressing the history and future of both of these artistic movement moderated by acclaimed hip hop journalist Bonz Malone. Screenings of films throughout the afternoon, including a showing of the feature length TATS Cru documentary “The Mural Kings,” will be accompanied by live painting and live DJ sets throughout the day by DJ FredOnes.


THE POINT CDC’s Arts and Cultural Programs are dedicated to the cultivation and preservation of South Bronx culture and making the arts economically and geographically accessible to Hunts Point residents. The South Bronx has been an exporter of art forms that have shaped global culture.


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940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx NY
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