Connected: Respect to the Queenz
Presented by 302 Guns Down, Guerrilla Republik, and Noble 9 Collective
Respect to the QueenZ will feature hip-hop performances, graffiti workshops, and music by women. This event aims to bridge gaps in the community, bringing families and individuals of all types and ages together through music and dance.
With live performances by Nene Ali, Maya Belardo, Sole Rebel, Dance 4 Life, Goody Roc, Shy Lady Heroin, and more hosted by Abundance child and DJ Amore on the turntables.
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Breakdancing and Graffiti Workshops
11:15 a.m. – Noon Dance and Art Workshops
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Music with DJ Amore
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Performances
Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Click the button at the top of the page to register.
Shy Lady Heroin is an artist, writer, advocate, mentor, public speaker, and business entrepreneur born and raised in Baltimore, MD. Shy dropped two mixtapes in 2008 “B=More Street Movement” and “Queen of the Streets,” and in 2015, “Til Death Do Us Part.” Shy Lady Heroin is set to release her latest project “Queen of the Streets II” in July 2017. She has several singles out and has also been a ghostwriter for numerous artists. She won the title as the first ever Queen of the MIC in 2008. She promotes shows and has opened for artists like Black Sheep, Beanie Sigel and Nappy Roots.
DANCE 4 LIFE School of the Arts and Training Institute is under the direction of Chauntee D. Andrews. Offering classes for ages three and up in ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, tap, contortion, pointe, acrobatics, and adult classes. The school is home to two traveling dance troupes and the company the Delaware Contemporary Dance Theatre. These dancers have had several performance and appearance opportunities such as- the live broadcast of the 6abc Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade, Wawa Welcome America celebrations, Philadelphia Mayor Nutter’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Lincoln Financial Field, Good Morning America with host Ginger Zee and the Democratic National Convention just to name a few.
Dilcia Gonzalez-Queiro aka Sole Rebel is a Dominican creative, by way of the Bronx. She’s a musician, song writer, rapper, singer and producer, and uses hip hop to empower Black Latinx and women in a very male-dominated industry. She’s also an illustrator and street artist. Sole just released her first EP in June.
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