Q-Tip To Kick Off the Kennedy Center's Inaugural Hip-Hop Culture of the Season
The tip of perform together with the jazz pianist Jason Moran at the opening of the season on October 6.
Washington, DC – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, is launching its inaugural Hip-Hop of the season this Friday (6 October).
Q-Tip, which serves as the Center's first artistic director of the Hip-Hop culture, will begin the season with a performance together with the jazz pianist Jason Moran, who sits as the Center, the artistic director of jazz.
The new season, which focuses on the celebration of the first pioneers and Hip Hop generation of creators – is the culmination of more than three years of work from the Center of the leadership team. The season was born of her understanding that, as one of the leading performing arts centers, it should be noted one of the nation's largest and most important cultural exports: the Hip-Hop.
"The number one goal is to provide a home for the culture: artists, organizations, and individuals interested in the presentation of Hip Hop-related programs," Simone Eccleston, the Kennedy Center, the director of culture of the Hip-Hop and contemporary music, said in a recent interview with DCist. "One of the unique spaces they occupy is to be able to provide a multifaceted view. We can show the hip-hop of the contribution of different areas of the arts across the board."
Eccleston added that she hopes to illustrate the Hip-Hop continuous innovation, with the Center of the new season.
"No one anticipated how Hip Hop was going to go to the communities in The Bronx to become a worldwide phenomenon," he said. "There is no space or place in which Hip-Hop has not affected."
Q-Tip and Jason Moran's performance begins at 7:30 in the afternoon local time. This will be followed by a free dance party presented by DJ Rich Medina and The Marksmen. Tickets for any event, visit the Kennedy Center web page.