A Screening of Hip Hop Evolution
Directed by Darby Wheeler
Wednesday, October 19
6:30PM Cocktail Reception
8:00PM Film Screening & Panel
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East
(venue is accessible)
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Hip-Hop was born out of the brilliance of a community of Black youth in the South Bronx. Today, it continues to have relevance that goes beyond being just a genre of music; it is a lifestyle, a form of resistance and way of building community.
Join the Regent Park Film Festival for a special screening of Hip Hop Evolution where we follow Canadian rapper Shad, as he travels through the South Bronx and Harlem to retrace the roots of hip hop with icons DJ Kool Herc, Africa Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash and Ice Cube.
The evening will be hosted by CBC Radio 2’s Amanda Parris, who will lead a conversation with Canada’s first female MC Michie Mee, Anishinaabe rapper and bboy Que Rock, award winning journalist and scholar Dalton Higgins, youth hip hop artist and organizer LolaBunz, and artist and community organizer Wan Luv.
We’ll be delving into the history of Hip Hop, with a present-day look into the importance of its poetry and the impact it has on life and culture in Toronto and worldwide.
Buy a ticket to the fundraising screening ($50)
Buy a ticket for a youth from Regent Park to attend the screening or participate in a Regent Park Film Festival workshop ($50)
All tickets include a charitable tax receipt (Charitable Registration #8459 14613 RR0001).
All proceeds go towards keeping the Festival and all our activities FREE!