$15 – $25

The Day Before Hip Hop Festival feat. The Strutter's Room & BRS Alliance

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Fillmore Heritage Center

1330 Fillmore Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

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Fillmore Heritage Center invites you to experience the undocumented inner-city Black dance culture of 1970s Fillmore Strutting.

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Hip Hop has become a term universally associated with urban creative expression. Its origin can be traced back to the South Bronx in 1973, a narrative that is now studied in colleges and universities across the nation.

Far-less understood in both academia and industry--yet equally relevant as a topic of American conversation--is the history of Bay Area inner-city Black dance expression that came to influence an entire generation of Hip Hop dancers from around the world. The regional "funk styles" from Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco represent cultures that existed and developed years before Hip Hop arrived on the West Coast. San Francisco's Fillmore Strutting tradition can be documented as far back as 1971, and was entirely unexplored by mainstream media in the 1980's because of its strong cultural ties to the Black Power movement of the 1960's.

With the return of one of the Fillmore's most beloved public figures, A-list Strutter and international dance icon Lonnie "The Fillmore Kid" Green a.k.a. PopTart, Hip Hop Congress, a 501c3 educational nonprofit, has teamed up with The Strutter's Room to bring you The Day Before Hip Hop Festival Tour, a full day of film screenings, dance workshops, cyphers, battles, and a live concert you won't want to miss as your personal introduction to the cultural legacy of San Francisco, as it continues to make history in 2019.

FILM SCREENINGS: $15

10AM: The Strutter's Room

11AM: B-R-S (Boogaloo-Robottin-Struttin)

12PM: PT-3000 (Path Through 3000)

OPEN DANCE CYPHER: Free

1PM: Open Dance Cypher

DANCE WORKSHOP: $20

2PM: Dance Workshop w/ The Fillmore Kid and special guests.

EXTREME POPPING DANCE BATTLE: $20

4PM: $500 Extreme Popping Dance Battle judged by Panel of Twelve.

THE STRUTTERS ROOM LIVE CONCERT: $20

7:00PM: The Strutters Room Funk Band Live Concert with Performances featuring the Mechanical Magicians, Poets w/ Minds, Lonnie "PopTart" Green aka The Fillmore Kid, Daddy Marco, Reo Robot, Boogaloo Dan, Rahman Jamaal, Mr. Ricky G., Dr. Plik Plok, Money B, Honest Bob, Candyman Dan, Willie Shields, Rome, Troy Reagan, Boogaloo Smart, B Double O, Kevin Tasker, Agatron, Valentino, Rob Blow, Young Tyson, JBoogz, Boppin Dre, and more!!

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