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From Vices to Verses Hip Hop Conference this April w/Dead Prez

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Follow-up, post-event page:  Vices to Verses very successful

From Vices to Verses: A New Era of Hip Hop and Action
Three-day conference at the University of Minnesota to highlight the transformative power of hip hop.

Substance will be facilitating a workshop on April 10th with Guante of Tru Ruts, as well as hosting the V2V show on April 10th (more info below).

V2V show featuring Dead Prez, April 10th at the Cabooze – presented by Substance, sponsored by Voices Merging.

more info below and at www.vicestoverses.com

Vices 2 Verses Hip Hop Show

Concert to accompany V2V Conference

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Dead Prez

Toki Wright, Maria Isa

Sabreena da Witch

Guante and Tru Ruts crew, Ill Chemistry

PosNoSys, B Boy Battle, DJ Mix.Well, live art

@ The Cabooze – 917 Cedar Ave S – West Bank – Minneapolis, MN

Sponsored by Substance, The Current, and Voices Merging @ the U of M

www.vicestoverses.com

Conference Press Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2010

From Vices to Verses: A New Era of Hip Hop and Action
Three-day conference at the University of Minnesota to highlight the transformative power of hip hop.

From April 9 to April 11, the University of Minnesota will be hosting “From Vices to Verses” a conference featuring workshops, performances, discussions and educational events centered on how hip hop pedagogy, activism and culture can educate, empower and transform communities.

Organized by Voices Merging at the U of MN, along with University and community partners, the conference will focus on three central themes:

· April 9: “I Used to Love H.E.R.: Bring Back the Love,” exploring hip hop feminism and women’s roles—past, present and future—in the culture.  Keynote speaker: hip hop activist and former Green Party Vice Presidential candidate Rosa Clemente.
· April 10: “Remixing Borders, Transcending Boundaries,” focusing on using hip hop as a tool to create unity and move beyond generational, national and cultural boundaries.  Keynote speaker: hip hop activist and author Bakari Kitwana.
· April 11: “Us,” focusing on hip hop’s power to heal and transform individuals and communities through organizing, activism and youth engagement.  Keynote speaker: educator and multidisciplinary artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph.

Other presenters include filmmaker Rachel Ramist, Chaka Mkali of the Hope Community Center, Sage Morgan Hubbard of Northwestern University, Ruth Nicole Brown of the University of Illinois, poet and activist Tish Jones, rapper/poet/writer Kyle “Guante” Myhre, photographer B-Fresh and many more.

On Saturday, April 10, noted Twin Cities performers Toki Wright, Maria Isa, PosNoSys, Ill Chemistry, the Tru Ruts crew and others will take over the Cabooze for a special concert.  More details TBA.

Registration for the conference is free.  For updates, see http://vicestoverses.blogspot.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Moira Pirsch        |        vicestoverses@gmail.com |        608.772.2597

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Concert Press Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2010

Vices 2 Verses Hip Hop Show

Concert to accompany V2V Conference

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Dead Prez

Toki Wright, Maria Isa

Sabreena da Witch

Guante and Tru Ruts crew, Ill Chemistry

PosNoSys, B Boy Battle, DJ Mix.Well, live art

@ The Cabooze – 917 Cedar Ave S – West Bank – Minneapolis, MN

Sponsored by Substance, The Current, and Voices Merging @ the U of M

www.vicestoverses.com

Vices to Verses Hip-Hop Show A concert celebrating the transformative power of hip-hop, put on by local organizers, starring local acts, and benefitting the international community.

On April 10th, The Cabooze will be hosting “Vices to Verses Hip-Hop Show” a concert to supplement a conference at the U of M celebrating the ways hip-hop pedagogy, activism and culture can educate, empower and transform communities.

Organized by Voices Merging and the Cypher Coalition, U of MN student groups, along with Substance (www.livewithsubstance.org), and University and community partners, the concert will supplement the From Vices to Verses conference (April 9th-11th, @ the U of M) by stepping off of theory and engaging in the scene that motivated the conference to occur originally.

National and well known political hip hop group Dead Prez will headline supported by a line-up of strong local artists including Toki Wright and Maria Isa.  Other performers include PosNoSys, Ill Chemistry, and the Tru Ruts crew will take over the Cabooze for this special concert.  The show will involved other elements of the hip hop community through a B-Boy dance battle starting at 9pm,  live art both on and off stage, canvas and aerosol, as well as spoken word performances by Voices Merging members.

Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 for students and conference attendees (a non-profit event).

  • · Dead Prez is an American underground political hip hop duo composed of stic.man and M-1. They are known for their confrontational style combined with socialist and pan-Africanist lyrics.  The duo came together in Brooklin, New York and released their debut album in 2000 – Let’s Get Free, which featured a major hit with the song “Hip Hop”.  Dead Prez’s last performance in the Twin Cities was coordinated by Substance as well, during the Republican National Convention, September 2nd, 2008 (www.livewithsubstance.org/category/ripple-effect).
    · Toki Wright – The first artist in the Rhymesayers Spotlight Series is none other than Toki Wright. Most known as opening act and hype man for Brother Ali, Toki is not only a well established emcee but one of the hardest working community activists in the Twin Cities area. In addition, Toki Wright has received numerous accolades and has a tour history that has taken him from New York to Uganda.

For updates, see www.vicestoverses.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Moira Pirsch        |        vicestoverses@gmail.com |        608.772.2597               |               for conference info

Jim Forrey             |               jim@livewithsubstance.org |               303.910.5111       |               for show info

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  1. If you have to do it, you might as well do it right.

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