Multiflora Productions and Tropicalia join forces with local community radio station, WPFW’s Jazz and Justice mission, to present a genre-bending, celebratory, and conscious showcase as part of Washington DC’s annual Funk Parade in the historic U Street Corridor now entering its 5th year.
Suggested donation $10
MC Katea Stitt of WPFW Jazz & Justice
Mourning A BLKstar
Los Gallos Negros
the Cornel West theory
DJ Crown Vic's Weird World
This year’s showcase is curated as a contribution towards a lasting understanding between individuals of all nations, races, creeds and colors, and to promote the full distribution of public information encoded in the music’s message.
Mourning A BLKstar: Creating songs of both eulogy and revolution, the expansion of 21st century black consciousness is felt in waves through Ohio’s Mourning [A] BLKStar. A force that has deep conviction, purpose, and weight, songs are voiced through the an Afrofutristic lens of chopped up drum grooves, stark melodies, and historic sample pulls.
Los Gallos Negros are a Washington, DC-based collective of musicians focused on preserving and promoting musical genres from Mexican and Latin American culture.
the Cornel West theory is a band born in the belly of the beast, Washington DC. Inspired by the struggles of DC's ghettos, hip hop, and their habitat in the center of world politics, their music is rooted in hip hop, but smashed into a firebrand sound containing elements of punk, go-go, blues, jazz, and industrial noise-scapes. No one genre can define them.
With DJ Crown Vic's Weird World all vinyl world record selections throughout the night.