Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Try Not to Lose Your Head 

Wednesday, Nov 14 2007
Hip hop dance has come a long way from the urban streets (and, shortly thereafter, the suburban bedrooms) of the '80s, showing up prominently and a wee disturbingly this year on prime time TV, when dancer Hok pretended he was a hummingbird on So You Think You Can Dance. The San Francisco Hip Hop Dance Fest, however, immediately sets the right wayback tone on its site, using Grandmaster Flash's classic "The Message" over a video of the performers on the home page. Since 1999, festival founder and Artistic Director Micaya has been bringing together groups from across the country while always maintaining a heavy Bay Area presence. This year's locals include Future Shock, Mind Over Matter, SoulForce, Neopolitan, FBC, Diamond/Sparkle, Funkanometry SF, SoulSector, Loose Change, Sunset, and U.F.O Movement. The out-of-town contingent includes Chicago's FootworKINGz, New York's Mop Top, Vancouver's Over the Influence, Los Angeles' Lux Aeterna, Miami's Live in Color, Japanese performers Kenichi and Takahiro, and Nobulus from Vienna, Austria. The total lineup features more than 20 acts, but you'll have to catch two separate programs to see them all. Tonight, program B starts at 8.
Nov. 16-18, 2007

About The Author

Michael Leaverton


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"