2nd annual KRIP HOP NATION Bay Area Mini-Tour Honoring Blind Joe Capers
WEDNESDAY JULY 9, 6 PM
San Francisco Public Library- THE LATINO ROOM
What: The 2nd Krip-Hop Nation Bay Area Mini-Tour/Honoring Joe Capers aka Blind Joe will take place in July this year with international Krip-Hop artists from UK, Lady MJ Warrior & Germany, Binkiwoi & will have the Bay Area premier a film, Forever-Land, by Jim Lujan and starring Krip-Hop own Punk-Hop group, Kounterclockwise, Spoken Word artists, Joy Elen & Lateef McLeod returns & this year we are proud to announce the gorgeous voice of Nomy Lamm will bless us at the SF Main Library& more. Last year the tour led to the City of Oakland answering our request in making the month of August, Joe Capers Month. Oakland’s own late Joe Capers was a blind musician/producer whose resume includes production on Tony! Toni! Tone! 1988 Gold album, Who? as well as many Oakland hip-hop artists in the 80′s and early ’90′s out of his Oakland Hills studio which was named J Jam – the first completely accessible studio in the SF Bay area. Joe worked with artists like young MC Hammer, Digital Underground & more. Now since 2013 every August is Joe Capers’ Month in Oakland, CA.
This Krip-Hop Nation tour of 2014 will feature a mixture of music from Punk-Hop, Hip-Hop to Spoken Word along with a panel of speakers will explain Krip-Hop and talk about why Krip-Hop Nation is important plus musicians and poets will tell their stories about dealing with the entertainment industry underground and living in the community as an artist. The tour will host the Bay Area premier film, Forever-Land by Jim Lujan featuring Kounterclockwise. This year international Krip-Hop artists/core organizers, Lady MJ Warrior of UK & Binkiwoi of Germany will join us on their US Tour.We’ll also give some updates on an upcoming documentary about the late Joe Capers aka Blind Joe who worked with Oakland CA Hip-Hop artists like MC Hammer, Tony Tone Toni and more, along with a multi-media presentation with audio interviews and a slide show of over one hundred pictures of Krip-Hop artists from around the world will round out the program. This event is about more than music. It will be an arena for advocacy, education, building cultural activism through artistic expression and coming together.