New York Music Month Concert Series: Hip Hop Family Day Celebration
Saturday, June 15, 2019
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
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The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment and NYC Parks present New York Music Month Concert Series!
Join us for a Hip Hop Family Day celebration featuring Uptown Vinyl Supreme, Ana Garcia, DJ Perly, and Grandmaster Caz.
Uptown Vinyl Supreme is a Bronx-based DJ collective and community organization paying homage to the analog roots of music, party, and dance culture. Records have the power to uplift, inspire, and heal the people. Friends and lovers of vinyl, Sunny Cheeba, Buddy, Silver Disco, and Brujo Boogie take this responsibility seriously and continue to explore progressive ways in which this power can reach audiences all over the world, be it through dance gatherings, individual sessions, workshops, private functions, or cultural institutions.
Ana Garcia, better known by her stage name Rokafella, is a breakdancer and dance teacher. At the age of 11, Rokafella had thus far found her step and was on the path of becoming a B-Girl. Garcia is not only a renowned dancer but also a poet, musician, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. Rokafella is also regarded as the pioneer for the new generation of B-Girls and B-Boys. Raised in Spanish Harlem by Puerto Rican immigrants, Garcia grew up seeing hip hop performed in her own neighborhood during the late 1970s and '80s. In 1991, veteran breakdancer Kwikstep took Garcia on as a mentee. She would go on to dance with many crews in New York City including The Transformers, The Breeze Team, and the New York City Float Committee. With her now-husband, Kwikstep, Rokafella co-founded and performs with the non-profit hip-hop dance company Full Circle Productions to empower young dancers through the positive power of hip-hop.
DJ Perly is a female Puerto Rican Russian American DK who plays hip hop, breaks, and house music, and practices the art of turntablism with a passion. She is the first female to win the DMC Championship!
Grandmaster Caz is a Hall of Fame DJ, world-renowned MC, lecturer, author, historian, host, promoter, and speaker.
Get tuned in! For more information, please visit nymusicmonth.nyc.
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Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!