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South by South Bronx Hip-Hop Festival at Hostos Community College

South by South Bronx Hip-Hop Festival at Hostos Community College

| On 14, Dec 2012

South by South Bronx, a two-day festival of educational workshops and performances aims to provide a space for The Bronx to reclaim Hip-Hop culture as a means for education & community empowerment.

South by South Bronx

The festival kicks off Friday and goes through Saturday.

Highlights for educational workshops on Friday, December 14, 4-6 p.m. will include a DJ workshop by the innovator of the turntable ‘scratch’ Grand Wizard Theodore; a Hip-Hop dance workshop by Rocky Steady pioneer Popmaster Fabel; and a young women’s leadership workshop led by Da Urban Butterflies. Workshop registration is now open at

“More than anything we wanted to have a festival that represents hip hop culture and not the rap music industry,” Rodrigo “RodStarz” Venegas, of the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective, told the NY Daily News.

Members of the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective (from left): DJ Illanoiz, RodStarz and G1.

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Highlights for the concert on Saturday, December 15, 1-5 p.m. in Hostos’ Main Theater, will include conversations with Hip-Hop pioneers Afrika Bambaataa, and DJ Kool Herc, as well as performances by Hip-Hop legend Grandmaster Caz, and Bronx-natives Sadat X, Mysonne, YC the Cynic, Circa ’95 and many more. Advanced free tickets are available at
All workshops and performances are FREE and open to the community.

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