Hip Hop was born in the South Bronx of New York in 1977. The 80s and 90s gave rise to several female hip hop stars, including Roxanne Shante, MC Lyte, Salt 'n' Peppa, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Foxy Brown, Eve, Lil' Kim, Trina, Da Brat, and Bahamadia (The Roots). However, since 2000, women have been systematically pushed out of the mainstream. In 2011, the infamous Lil Wayne-backed Nikki Minaj is the last woman standing. Through a thought provoking panel and a subsequent musical performance this two-part program will explore the presence of female MCs in the field and the challenges they face and, ultimately, overcome.
Panel will be moderated by Davey D. from Hard Knock Radio.
Aima the Dreamer
Ximbo (from Mexico)
and Special Guests!
When & Where
La Peña is a community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action.
As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share diverse cultural traditions, to create and perform their work, and to support and interface with diverse social movements.
Annually, La Peña presents over 200 events with emerging and established artists; organizes an arts education program; produces new works by local artists, presents internationally and nationally renowned artists, and houses a Latin American cafe which complements the organization's mission.