Pro-Palestine musicians and filmmakers at SXSW >> today and tomorrow!
PANEL: Keeping It Real: Marketing and Selling Independent Hip-Hop
Thursday, March 18, 5:00 p.m., Austin Convention Center.
Featuring Invincible (EMERGENCE), John Shaw (Select-O-Hits Music Distribution), Dan Solomito(The Stadium), Michael Watts (SwishaHouse), Saeed Crumpler (BALANCE). A lot of attention is given to the few major label rappers who are able to break through into the mainstream, but it's the thriving underground hip-hop subculture that breeds these artists and keeps the genre alive. Acts are generally signed after toiling for years independently, and many choose to remain independent even when offers are placed on the table. Artists will discuss the ways to maintain their independence and thrive in the era of ringtone rap.
documentary, Life from the BBC is set to premiere on thursday as well at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural center @ 5pm. It's about a Palestinian hip-hop crew - I-VOICE - from Beirut's Bourj al Barajneh refugee Camp (BBC). You can check out the trailer here It will also be screening alongside the film The Revival - which is the directorial debut of Israeli-born, Detroit-based female MC, Invincible.
FILM: The Revival (Directed by Invincible)
Thursday, March 18, 5:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina Street, Austin, TX.
FREE. No SXSW wristband required.
Omar Offendum, Ragtop & the Narcicyst have snuck their unique blend of culture, beats and lyrics to secret audiences from the Middle East to North America and beyond. Originally from Syria, Palestine and Iraq respectively, the hip-hop trio can't go anywhere without security tailing. Their phones are tapped, their digital identities compromised, and they walk the shadows between here and there, past and present, consciousness and dreaming...they are THE PARANOIDS.
Thursday, March 18 at 11:25PM
EMERGENCE presents: The Revival: SXSW (Women in Hip Hop Showcase)
Friday, March 19, 8:00 p.m. Victory Grill, 1104 E 11th St, Austin, TX.
Sponsored by SplinkMe.com.
1:20 a.m. - 1:55 a.m. - Bahamadia
12:50 a.m. - 1:15 a.m. - Tiye Phoenix
12:20 a.m. - 12:45 a.m. - Invincible wsg Waajeed
11:55 p.m. - 12:15 a.m. - Psalm One
11:25 p.m. - 11:50 p.m. - Eternia
11:00 p.m. - 11:20 p.m. - Miz Korona
10:40 p.m. - 10:55 p.m. - DIAMOND
10:20 p.m. - 10:435 p.m. - Mae Day
9:55 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. - Boog Brown
9:30 p.m. - 9:50 p.m. - 50/50 (Kandi Cole+Miki Vale)
9:10 p.m. - 9:25 p.m. - Perseph1
8:50 p.m. - 9:05 p.m. - Staci Russel
8:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. - Eyeris
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and between sets - DJ Skeez
FIESTA POPULAR/THE PEOPLE'S PARTY
Saturday, March 20
- 11:30am: Youth Only Workshop (ages 10-24 only) High Security Schools -
Hip Hop and Media organizing against criminalization of youth, facilitated
by Invincible, Rebel Diaz, and Jenny Lee of Allied Media Projects
- 1pm: Community Open Mic (all ages)
- 2-4pm: Featured Performances (all ages) from Rebel Diaz
(Chicago/Bronx/Chile), Invincible (Detroit), Anita Tijoux (Santiago,
Chile), The Paranoids (LA/Montreal/Syria/Iraq/Palestine), Blacklisted
Individuals, The Cipher, and more!
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