Tag Archives: Hip Hop

Circles & Ciphers: Restorative Justice Event

Camila Tili Recalde ’16 writes in:

“Yeah, prisons and police are awful – but what alternative do we have?”
Answer: Restorative Justice!

Join Evan Okun ’13 for a two day Alternatives to Incarceration event led by Circles & Ciphers, a Chicago based restorative justice organization led by young people who are court-, gang-, and DCFS- involved. Participants will experience hip-hop infused peacemaking circles led by young restorative justice professionals from Chicago! The event will conclude with a Slam/Hiphop showcase!

Anti-Violence Workshop
Friday, April 22nd (5-7pm)
200 Church

Restorative Justice Hip-Hop Peace Circle
Saturday 1-3pm
Downey House

Slam/Hip-Hop Show Case
Saturday 8-10pm
Downey House

Dates: Friday, April 22- Saturday, April 23
Times: 5 PM Friday – 10 PM Saturday (See breakdown above)
Places: 200 Church and Downey House

Freestyle Love Supreme to perform at Wesleyan

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From A.N. Kini ’13:

In an event benefitting financial aid, Freestyle Love Supreme comes to campus during Reunion & Commencement. Tickets are $25 for this hiphop improv show–buy them before May 13! Performing are Andrew Bancroft ’00, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, Arthur Lewis, and Chris Sullivan.

Deadline to buy tickets: Wednesday, May 13

Performance Date: Friday, May 22
Time: 9-11 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $25 (for financial aid!!!)

Terpsichore Fall Show

Courtesy of Caroline Shadle ’16:

Terpsichore is back y’all and you won’t want to miss this semester’s show! This fall’s completely student-choreographed show features a wide range of dances from breaking, to hip-hop, to contemporary…(and there might even be some twerking). So come out next Friday November 8th and Saturday November 9th to the World Music Hall to see the show!
The shows are happening FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8TH AT 7 AND 10 PM AND SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH AT 1 PM.
Tickets are on sale now for $4 at the Box Office in Usdan so get them soon!
Be there.
Tickets go fast.
Dancing is hot.

Showtimes:
Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 9 at 1:00 PM
Place: World Music Hall (Center for the Arts)
Cost: $4, Usdan Box Office

WESLEYAN DJs AND PRODUCERS CLUB PRESENTS: TURN UP VOLUME 3

Daniel ‘SoFreshSoClean’ Porter ’16 writes in:

101113Hip-hop oriented dance party in the Westco Cafe, back for more after volumes 1 and 2 were met with rave reviews. Only attend if you’re planning on having the best night of your entire life. Student DJs performing include: Ron Beats, DJ Rimjob, Tim Streebo.

Date: 10/11/2013
Time: 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: free
Facebook: Turn upppp

Fusion Dance Crew Auditions

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From Eliza Sankar-Gorton ’15:

Wanna be a part of Wesleyan’s hottest co-ed hip hop dance group? FUSION Dance Crew is looking for new members to perform with us in our biannual showcases! Our style is made up of a mix of new school hip hop, street jazz, locking, popping, waacking, twerking, voguing and everything in between.

We will be having two auditions, and you only have to show up for one:

Le1f Heats Up Eclectic

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“Whoa!!! This music is…*phew*… this music is awesome! I can’t believe I’m seeing … oh my god … I can’t believe I’m seeing Le1f live. Wow, it’s really hot in here. Anyone else really hot? Ya? Got some gum? I gotta chew something…”

That was a sample of what was being said during the Le1f concert last Wednesday at Eclectic. That’s alright, though. It was wayyyyy too hot, drunk students kept stomping the wires out of their sockets, and many couldn’t get in because it was at a constant capacity, but I haven’t seen drug-addled Wes kids get that sweaty and downright grimy since — well, since I was lucky enough to get on the rink early for Kendrick. It’s been too long.

Photos: Shabazz Palaces, Not Too Shabazzy

On Thursday night, a captivating parade of psychedelic hip hop and space-funk beamed down into the Eclectic ballroom in the form of performances by Seattle-based rap duo Shabazz Palaces and R&B duo THEESatisfaction. Here’s evenstevens weighing in on THEESatisfaction’s performance:

These ladies were killer, with a tight, controlled sound while also totally getting into a funky groove that was felt throughout the house. Sometimes, especially with hip hop, it’s hard to have quality sound in the Eclectic ballroom, but these two totally had it down, and their awesome vocals were clear and beautiful. More subdued than one might’ve expected, Irons and Harris-White made up for any sort of lull with their talented voices and exciting blend of neo-soul and rap. And when these two came back on stage during Shabazz Palaces’ set, they brought the concert to a whole other level that made for some incredible songs.

Here’s Tuna on Shabazz Palaces’ set:

Spring Fling Committee Starts Charging Money for Guest Passes, Because Kendrick

“A Kendrick ticket alone at a normal concert is going to cost about twice this price, so it’s a good steal.”

In a move that has pissed off a few students and stunned no one, Spring Fling Committee has begun charging money for guest passes, which have been bumped from $0 to $20 faster than you can say “Cooper Union’s tuition.” The news matter-of-factly popped up on this blog last Tuesday, in a post by killofrights (who, I should disclose, is a member of Spring Fling Committee):

Guest passes for non-students are now on sale at the Usdan box office. Tickets cost $20, and there is a limit of one guest ticket per student. You can charge it right to your student account. Get ‘em while you can, because guest passes will sell out.

Readers were quick to point out that no one has ever had to pay for guest passes in previous years, a fact slyly obscured by the committee’s announcement, and besides, Spring Fling Committee is just a bunch of evil hipster goons who probably wear sunglasses indoors. Everyone knows that.

According to co-chair Dylan “Dreamhost” Bostick ’13, the committee had to go above and beyond its original budget to snag this year’s lineup.

BuHo Spring Soul

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The soulful Greg Shaheen ’13 hollers at y’all:

This Friday at BuHo, sink into the deep grove and infectious melodies of two jazz-influenced soul/R&B/funk bands that are turning heads and moving bodies wherever they play.

Mad Satta is truly fun to listen to – music for the right reasons. Led by the terrific and powerful voice of Joanna Teters, this is a group that will be an important component of the movement to keep this music moving forward… – Taylor Eigsti -Pianist(2x GRAMMY nominee)

Mad Satta and Skybars are two bands full of unstoppable musicians who make me and everyone around me feel so goooood…
-Wesleyan student ’13

Skybars is Wesleyan’s own funky soul band that has been identified in the past couple years as a guaranteed path to liberation from the hegemonic order of repetitive mediocrity on a Wesleyan Friday, featuring [past the jump]

Date: Tonight (Friday, April 19th)
Time: 10:00 PM
Place: BuHo
Facebook: Link

Spring Fling ’13: The Rumors Are True, Ya Bish

“Concerts on Foss: now more than ever!”

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Spring Fling is happening! The rumors are true: Paul Wall is officially booked and coming to Central Connecticut! Kevin Federline dropped out (as a freshman) and sent Kevin Curtin ‘13, YouTube drummer extraordinaire, in his place! House Party and dead prez are playing a collaborative set! Dean Brown and The Clover Street Band are covering Jefferson Airplane again!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, no. We’ll cut the crap and just give you the lineup, courtesy of Spring Fling Committee:

KENDRICK LAMAR
AB-SOUL
RYAN HEMSWORTH
ANAMANAGUCHI

This year’s lineup still follows the loosely defined Spring Fling template of “rap act, indie-ish buzz band, raucous opening act” of the past few years, allowing us to reuse this sentence again and again, ya bishhh. Just kidding; Ryan Hemsworth seems to fit none of those categories, while Anamanaguchi probably takes buzz band and raucous opener simultaneously. “Electronic and electronically-backed music setting the stage for music press-electrifying rappers” is probably a better generalization this time around.

The lineup looks stacked this year! I’m excited to see the universal acclaim in the comments; a complete absence of complaints about the lineup has always been one of Spring Fling’s reliable standbys, year after year. (Ha ha ha.) Think your project’s missing? Put it in the submission form. Some quick overviews and music from the artists are after the jump.