All are invited to join for this intergenerational hip hop festival dedicated to the theme Love & Revolution, featuring a performance of The Loophole by Jay Adana and Zeniba Now. Free, all ages, and open to the public.
Just Bust! Hip Hop Theater Workshop led by Jay Adana and Zeniba Now. This workshop centers around an upcoming performance of The Loophole at the 16th Annual Passing the Mic Festival (October 15). Free, all ages, and open to the public.
Madison’s longest running all-ages open mic, Just Bust! Open Mic, includes community performances, First Wave and alumni spotlight performance, and performances by Jay Adana and Zeniba Now. Performance sign up (in-person) begins at 8 p.m. and goes on throughout the night until all slots are filled. Free, all ages, and open to the public.
In “Advancing Hip Hop as a Path Toward Equity,” hip hop artists, scholars, and educators will share artistic representations, discuss connections between hip hop and youth-led movements for Black lives, and share proven practices in hip hop education as paths toward youth empowerment and equity.
THE HARVEST is an an evening of Hip-Hop theater and concert dance through the fundamentals and lens of Hip-Hop culture.
The Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI)’s Just Bust! is Madison’s longest running open mic and is hosted virtually for the fall. Stacey “Flygirrl” Wilson will provide a time lapse video of her creating artwork. She is a guest artist of Michele Byrd-McPhee’s Interdisciplinary Arts Residency.
Michele Byrd-McPhee will be joined by guest artist Stacey “Flygirrl” Wilson for a virtual conversation. Wilson will talk about her artistic practice and background in event planning.
Guest artist Ursula Rucker and former Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Marc Bamuthi Joseph (spring 2007) will be in conversation during the 2020 Passing the Mic Festival.
Michele Byrd-McPhee will be joined by guest artist Ursula Rucker. Rucker is a renowned spoken word and recording artist and activist. At this event, they will discuss her background and career.
Michele Bryd-McPhee is one of the keynote speakers for the annual Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) National Conference. She will be joined by Assistant Professor Duane Lee Holland, Jr. in UW-Madison’s Dance Department.