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Hip-Hop Day: music icons, Afrika Bambaataa, community spirit, FREE entertainment Oct 22 & 23 | Arts & Culture

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Hip-Hop Day: music icons, Afrika Bambaataa, community spirit, FREE entertainment Oct 22 & 23
Hip-Hop Day: music icons, Afrika Bambaataa, community spirit, FREE entertainment Oct 22 & 23

Atlanta’s first Hip-Hop Day, a free two-day family festival, honoring Hip-Hop, its legacy and awareness of key community issues, is set to take place Sat. Oct. 22 & Sun. Oct. 23. at Woodruff Park, in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

The city-permitted festival, which has partnered with various groups including  S.C.L.C.; and several national and local artists, will be filled with activities, music, food, voter registration drives, live entertainment, and special performances.

Hip-Hop's Godfather, Afrika Bambaataa will join the two-day festival to honor trail-blazers within the Hip-Hop musical genre including: SoSo Def Records Founder Jermaine Dupri, Killer Mike, Grammy-Award winning artist Mike Bigga, Multi-platinum artist, actor & community supporter, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Atlanta legends Kilo Ali, and the popular DJ Jelly.

Atlanta’s hottest Hip-Hop Acts & DJ’s will perform throughout the day including: Cyhi The Prince, Rich Kids, Dolla Boy of Playaz Circle, Charlie Boy Gang, Slim Dunkin, BFPL, Dru Smith, Da Kid, Money Jay, DJ T-Roc & The Rocharder DJs, DJ Knight & Fleet DJs, Hood Rich DJs, along withSlip N Slide Records and Konvict Music.

Founders Amir James and Arall Charles created the festival to raise awareness of 30 years of Hip-Hop culture focusing on peace and positivity.

The Mission of Atlanta Hip-Hop Day is to expose the new generation of Hip-Hop to its’ original “Four Elements” which consists of: The MC, The DJ, Graffiti Art, & Breakdancing.Furthermore, the event will provide a platform for aspiring artists to expose their talents as well as provide small businesses in Atlanta an opportunity to market their services and sell merchandise.

Information:www.AtlantaHipHopDay.com -or- TheEssienAgency (at) gmail.com