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|Bay Area Cypher|
|Date||Wednesday August 19|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
|HumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com|
The evening begins with an optional social hour and pot luck supper at 6:00 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion at the end of the film.
BAY AREA CYPHER
This freestyle documentary directed by Idris Hassan is a performance film that blends live freestyle presentations with short interviews to document the unique creativity of Hip Hop in the San Francisco Bay Area. The project expands beyond stereotypical presentations of commercialized Rap music by capturing the spontaneous and uniquely organic energy of free styling. Because Idris was able to direct, produce, and edit her own film, you will not see the gold and platinum chains, the cars, the naked girls, the drugs, the guns, and the alcohol that is associated with corporate Hip Hop. This film is about the spirit and community aspects of the art form, featuring the voices of many of today’s independent Bay Area conscious rappers. 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.
Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street
$5 donations are accepted