San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Behind the Scenes: Women in Hip Hop
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Often overshadowed by their male counterparts, women have played a pivotal role in establishing Hip Hop as a genre in the world of arts and entertainment. This panel will look at the various careers paths taken by women who define their work under the Hip Hop genre, challenges faced, and opportunities for career advancement within and beyond. Presented in collaboration with Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA).
Panelists will include:
Ana “Rokafella” Garcia - Hip hop dancer/choreographer, co-founder of Full Circle Productions.
DJ Reborn – DJ and Arts Educator
Kathleen Adams - co-founder of Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen (MHHK).
Queen GodIs – International Poet, MC, & Performance Art Therapist, QGUniversity
Tiffany Vega - General Manager at Hi-ARTS/Hip-Hop Theater Festival, President & Founder of La Vega Management.
This discussion will be moderated by Cali Green, the Managing Editor and Director of Social Media and Digital Marketing for Okayplayer.
Pre-Panel Workshop: Engineering Culture Through Beat Production
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Ever wonder how your favorite songs are made? Ever wonder what happens between the time it takes your favorite artist to record a song and the time it plays on your radio? The process of making music is a specialized art, and there are many sound engineers and music producers working behind the scenes to help craft the hits we all love and enjoy. This workshop will take a look at some of the technical tricks, tools and ideas that contribute to the beat making and music production process. This session will also review how cultural and social ideas are embedded in music through technical means. Facilitated by Gender Amplified.
The panel discussion will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.
Join in on the discussion! Tweet us your questions at @ApolloEd using #WomeninHipHop or #ApolloCareerPanel and someone may answer them during the event!
**If you would like to attend the 6:30 pm Panel Discussion and the 4:30 pm Pre-Panel workshop please register for each event separately to secure seating. **
**Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the event to secure seating.**
**Stand-by line will begin at 6:20pm for the Panel Discussion.**
Registration does not guarantee entry. Latecomers are admitted at the discretion of the Management. The Apollo Theater reserves the right to cancel or revoke this registration at any time.
When & Where
Apollo Theater Education Program
The Apollo Theater Education Program extends the Apollo’s commitment to enhancing the life of the community. The Education Program focuses on four distinct areas of learning and engagement: residencies, workshops and tours for schools; curriculum materials aligned to state and national learning standards and study guides derived from the Theater’s history; career development for teens and adults through the Apollo Theater Academy; and discussions and lectures for the public that highlight the history of the Apollo and its impact on American art, culture and entertainment.