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Thursday, April 23, 2009

"Bay Area Cypher" DVD Screening in Berkeley

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Attention underground hip-hop heads and freestyle feminists: If you're in the downtown Berkeley area tomorrow evening, roll through the Berkeley City College Auditorium for the DVD release party of "Bay Area Cypher," a new documentary combining live performance and freestyle clips with interviews.

Here's a PR blurb about the film, which portrays: "the unique creativity of Hip Hop in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through the Hip Hop elements of rhyme and dance this documentary highlights the spiritual and communal aspects of Hip Hop culture, showing how improvisational freestyle is key to manifesting a higher energetic vibration." Directed by Idris Hassan, the film screening will be followed by a panel discussion, and a performance by green hip-hop duo Fiyawata. More info is here,  and you can watch a trailer here.

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