Sunday, July 15, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SummerStage, Queensbridge Park
41st Ave. & Vernon Blvd, Queens, 11101
In late 1980s New York, some of hip-hop’s most iconic influences came together as a collective called Native Tongues. Founded by the trailblazing experimentalists Jungle Brothers, the group included the likes of De La Soul and Queen Latifah. Thirty years later, the Jungle Brothers and Kool DJ Red Alert, one of the most important disc jockeys and tastemakers to shape hip-hop, are continuing to inspire legions of new artists, including the exceptionally talented young DJ KOOL Flash. They’re joined by another force of nature, the ferocious MC O.C., who hails from Bushwick.
Featuring a pre show Voices of A People’s History Workshop with Dres of Black Sheep, 4pm. Raised in Astoria and Flushing, Queens, Dres is an American hip hop artist, known for being the lead rapper of the alternative hip hop duo Black Sheep before recording as a solo artist. He’ll be performing a selection of work from Malcolm X, Speech in Detroit, Michigan (1963), Public Enemy, “Fight the Power” (1990), and Howard Zinn, “The Problem Is Civil Obedience” (1970).
Check out our community partner Citizen Committee‘s awesome activation while you’re at the show! Activation will run starting 1 hour before show time. Noa Bornstein’s Pig Seeks Friend sculpture will be present onsite starting 1 hour before showtime.