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A Nation Grooves: A People’s History of Hip-Hop

  • El Barrio's Artspace PS109 215 E. 99th Street New York United States (map)

CRITICAL BREAKS Residency Public Sharing

A Nation Grooves: A People’s History of Hip-Hop

By Kambi Gathesha

A Nation Grooves: A People’s History of Hip-Hop is a dance-driven musical about the history of freestyle dance from the 1970’s to the present, the communities that created it, and the African-derived traditions and histories that preceded it. The show theatricalizes history while telling a compelling piece of musical theatre- allowing the aesthetics of the culture to lead the storytelling. Using dance, song, and text, A Nation Grooves is a show about past, present and future - a new discourse on the staying power of the beat.

Come experience this work-in-progress public sharing of the development of this work!

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