The sixth season of Dancing in the Streets’ acclaimed Hip Hop Generation Next series celebrates the South Bronx Legendary Pioneer of Hip Hop alongside Victory Entertainment International Ghanaian performers, K-5 AZONTO Dancer and Fontomfrom – Ghanaian Drum/Dance Ensemble in the name of building a stronger relationship between African, Latin, and hip hop music and dance throughout the United States.
Late year was the first time ever, Ghanaians artist was giving a platform to on get on board for the HIP HOP GENERATION NEXT 2011 Block Party which serves as a plus and a historic moment for the Ghanaian music industry in the U.S.A and also tells you Hip Life music is going places.
The organizers of the program was so impressed with the Ghanaian performances, they invited us again for the HIP HOP GENERATION NEXT 2012 Block Party, which will feature Bronx own K5 and Azonto Dancer, as well as the famous Fontomfrom Dance Ensemble.
I find this to be a great honor because African acts are rarely included in American shows or programming. As one of the strong voices and advocate for the collaboration of the Ghanaian Culture in mainstream American culture, I believe these are great step toward the right direction for all future Ghanaian and other African acts and performances to streamline. This is indeed a dream come true. ", said Phil Black, CEO of Victory Entertainment International and M.U.S.I.G.A / North America and Canada Representative said.
Hosts: Jorge “Popmaster Fabel” Pabon and Brandon “Peace” Albright.
Performers: Abrazos Orchestra; Emilio “Buddha Stretch” Austin Jr., Fontomfrom – Ghanaian Drum/Dance Ensemble, Gabriel “Kwikstep” Dionisio, Ana “Rokafella” Garcia & Full Circle Productions; Valerie “Ms Vee” Ho; Illstyle & Peace Productions & Friends, including Garrett Wilson; K5 – Ghanaian Azonto dancers; Violeta Galagarza & KR3TS; La Bruja; Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King, and his Orchestra; Mighty Zulu Kings; Franck Muhel & Jessica Borja; Adesola Osakalumi; RDACBX (Rebel Diaz Arts Collective); Angel Rodriguez, Uko Snowbunny & Tito Lockers.
DJs: GrandWizzard Theodore & Antoine “DJ Doc” Judkins Plus: ciphers, games, activities for all ages, and more.
Sponsored by BloombergWith additional support from Con Edison, Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; and with public funds from the National Endowment of the Arts.
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