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Summit Events

B-Girl Be Summit: June 2-5, 2005
Schedule of Events

 

					thursday june 2nd

SUMMIT OPENING CELEBRATION
This is a featured event for Minneapolis MOSAIC.
Free Event

6:00 to 7:00 PM
KEYNOTE
Shorty, Who You Rollin Wit?: Of B-Girls and A Hip-Hop Feminist Agenda
Featuring Gwendolyn D. Pough, Associate Professor of Women‚ Äôs Studies, Writing, and Rhetoric at Syracuse University.

7:00 to 7:30 PM
PERFORMANCES

Features DJ Jennifer, G5, Kendyl Joi, and poets from R.Y.O.T., the Minnesota Spoken Word Association (MNSWA)'s youth entity.

8:00 to 8:30 PM
HIP HOP FASHION SHOW
Features fashion and performances by Cipher, Desdamona, Amphavahn Inthisone, Isis, Felipe Cuauhtli, Toki Wright, member of St. Paul Central High School's Central Touring Theater.

8:30 to 9:30 PM
OPEN MIC
An all-female open mic hosted by RYOT, the youth entity of MNSWA.
 

					friday, june 3rd

NOON to 9:00 PM
AEROSOL ART MURAL PRODUCTION

For the first time ever in the Midwest, the Intermedia Arts building will be painted by an all-female crew. ZORI4 (Puerto Rico) will lead this collaboration of five female graffiti artists from across the United States. Guest artists ASIA ONE (Los Angeles), LADY PINK (New York), PHEM9 (Kansas City), SILOETTE (Phoenix), LADYKFEVER (New York City), TOO FLY (New York City) will paint with local women throughout the three days of the summit.

NOON to 1:30 PM
PANEL: Women in Hip-Hop Scholarship

Featuring Joyce Bell (Sociology, University of Minnesota), Aisha Durham (Communications, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Kim Euell (MacArthur Fellow, University of Minnesota and Dramaturge at Penumbra Theatre), K.E. Maori Holmes (Temple University and University of Pennsylvania), Dr. Gwendolyn Pough (Syracuse University), and Melisa Riviere (Anthropology/Global Studies, University of Minnesota).

This panel will engage questions of hip hop in the academy.  The panelists are women who teach using hip-hop, teach about hip-hop, have taken hip hop coursework at the college level, and women who have a stake in how hip-hop is being taught, researched and written into the academy.

1:45 to 3:15 PM
PANEL: THE HIP HOP INDUSTRY: STORIES FROM MIDWEST
Hosted by Gumbo TV (Milwaukee)

3:30 to 5:00 PM
PANEL: Hip-Hop Women in the Media

Featuring Anjali McGuire (B96 On-Air Personality), Asia One (Dancer/choreographer of music videos and feature films), Miranda Jane (former editor of The Source magazine), Kuttin Kandi (DJ, Activist / Hip Hip Lives), Miss Shannan (B96 On-Air Personality), and Kandis Knight (columnist for The Pulse).

This panel will engage discussions with women working in media outlets - magazines, radio, television, film, online and beyond.  The women on this panel are esteemed within hip-hop and working in the industry.  They will share their experiences as women working in these outlets, and engage current topics like representations of hip-hop in the media, representations of women in hip-hop in the media, and hopefully inspire and offer tools to other women looking to pursue careers in media.

7:00 PM
SCREENING/PERFORMANCE: Words! Camera! Action!

NOTE: Some adult content, language; 16+ suggested
Moving images on the big screen fuse with spoken word performances onstage in this interdisciplinary program. Words! Camera! Action! is presented in partnership with SASE The Write Place.

Nobody Knows My Name By Rachel Raimist
distributed by
Women Make Movies
Nobody Knows My Name tells the story of women who are connected by their love of hip-hop. Performances by local spoken word artist Desdamona, dancer-choreographer Leah Nelson, and students from The St. Paul Central High School Theater Group will respond to the film.

 

					saturday, june 4th

AEROSOL ART MURAL PAINTING CONTINUES
NOON to 9:00 PM
ZORI4 (PR), ASIA ONE (LA), LADY PINK (NYC), LADYKFEVER (NYC), PHEM9 (KC), SILOETTE (PHX), TOO FLY (NYC) and more


ARTIST TALKS
NOON to 1:00 PM
GRAF: ZORI4 (Puerto Rico), Melisa Rivière (Minneapolis) and guests


1:00PM to 2:00PM
B-GIRL: Asia One (Los Angeles)

2:00PM to 3:00PM
DJ: DJ Kuttin Kandi (New York City)

 

PERFORMANCES
1:00PM to 2:00 PM
Jessica Lyman Lopez Aimee B, RYOT and Akira Johnson

3:00PM to 4:30PM
D'Lo, Maria Isa, and HEAT

4:30PM to 5:00PM
Open Mic

3:00 to 5:00 PM
VIDEO SCREENINGS, PART ONE

PREMIERE: Mixtress X: Hip-Hop's Unsung Heroine (Video, 60 min, USA, 2005)
Producer/Director: Dante Kaba
Editor: Mario T. Lathan
Since the inception of hip-hop, female DJs have been vital to the development of the international music scene. Mistress X documents this untold story. Features DJ Kuttin Kandi, Cocoa Chanel, DJ Shorty, DJ Jazzy Joyce, and many more.

PREMIERE: Scene Not Heard: Women in Philadelphia Hip Hop (Video, 30 min, USA, 2005)
Q&A WITH DIRECTOR FOLLOWS THIS SCREENING

Producer/Director: Maori Holmes
Scene Not Heard features interviews with some of the originators and foremothers of Philly hip-hop such as Lady B and Ursula Rucker, and presents current talents such as the Jazzyphatnastees and Miss Jade, and emerging talents such as Lady Alma, Walidah Imarishah and the dancers of Montäzh, as well as scholars, critics and local promoters.

7:00 PM
LADIES NIGHT PEFORMANCES
Rain or Shine

Performances by B-Girl Asia One, B-Girl Shorty, B-Girl Beta, DJ Kuttin Kandi, MC Psalm One, DJ Kuttin Kandi (The Anomolies/ 5th Platoon), Psalm One w/ DJ Spontaneous (Rhymesayers), Black Pearl, Desdamona & PaviElle w/Carnage, Sarah White, Indigo, Dessa Darling, and Niyahbinge
Hosted by Ashley Gold, Karma and Amphavanh Inthisone.

10:00 PM
AFTER PARTY, 21+ age restricted

First Ave (Enter through VIP Room Door)
701 1st Avenue North, Downtown Minneapolis
DJ Lady Luca, Open Mic and guest performers

 

					sunday, june 5th

NOON to 5:00 PM
B-Girl BBQ

Food, music, open mic, conversation and relaxation. Rain or shine at Intermedia Arts.

1:00 to 3:00 PM
VIDEO SCREENINGS, PART TWO

USA PREMIERE: "rock it" (Video, 3 min, Germany, 2005)
Production: Jeannette Petri
"rock it" is a short movie about bgirlism, girls breakin`and breathin`! Featuring bgirls from the crews: Outbreak (UK), Dismissed (Switzerland), Da women touch (France), Female Artistics (Austria), Dirty Mamas (Germany) and Floor Visions (Spain).

MIDWEST PREMIERE: B-Girl: The Movie (video, 12min, USA, 2005)
Director: Emily Dell
Angel (Jules Urich) is a b-girl struggling in the six-step, a fundamental move. Her coach, Carlos (Ogie Banks III) and her all-male crew doubt her skill and with a huge competition coming up, Angel has to prove her place among them. 

MIDWEST PREMIERE: Reflections on Women of Color and Hip Hop: A Student Documentary (video, 30min, USA, 2005)
Q&A WITH DIRECTOR FOLLOWS THIS SCREENING
Director/Editor/Producer: Nuala Cabral
Through honest and at times humorous dialogue as well as personal testimony, young people challenge each other and speak critically about something they love: Hip Hop. In particular, they explore the controversial relationship between women of color and hip hop music, and try to justify or refute causes, effects and solutions while still embracing the culture they admire.

MIDWEST PREMIERE: Soundz of Spirit (video, 60 min, USA, 2003)
Director/Producer: Joslyn Rose Lyons
This award-winning documentary explores the relationship between the creative process and spirituality in hip-hop culture. It features powerful performances and in-depth interviews with KRS-1, Andre 3000 of Outkast, Common, Cee-Lo, Talib Kweli, Mystic, Medusa, Dilated Peoples, Zion I, Aceyalone, DJ Q-bert, Living Legends, Saul Williams, Michael Franti and more. 

3:00 to 5:00 PM
OPEN MIC

3:00 to 5:00 PM
COMMUNITY OPEN FORUM:
Where do we go from here?
Build, decompress and plan for the future with the women of B-Girl Be.