RELEASE: “Chocolate City Rocks” doubleheader weekend at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage September 13th and 14th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
“Chocolate City Rocks” continues at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage: Doubleheader weekend featuring Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute (Sept. 13) and Lil SoSo Productions (Sept. 14).
Washington, DC – DC Hip-Hop artist Head-Roc (www.head-roc.com) will curate his 2nd and 3rd of four scheduled “Chocolate City Rocks” themed productions as part of the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Free Concert Series, the weekend of September 13-14, 2014.
On Saturday September 13th, the Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute (www.jowga.org) will produce a show founder and executive director Mr. Sifu Abdur-Rahim Muhammad describes as, “Africa and Asia Building Bridges through Culture and Cooperation with traditional drummers, dancers, lions and Kung Fu heroes to make for an exciting and memorable evening.” The evening’s performers will include: Dragon Princess Olivia Zhang, Culture Queen Jessica Smith, Fairfax ‘Chinese Dance Troupe, Wuiping Yap, Malcolm X Drummers, and Hung Tao Choy Mei.
On Sunday September 14th, Lil SoSo Productions (www.lilsoso.com), Risikat Okedeyi’s woman-owned and run company specializing in Cultural Architecture, will present a program titled “I Remember U: A Live Mixtape Experience.” The presentation will feature Washington DC Poetry and Hip-Hop icons Ra Brown, Poem-cees, Dehejia Maat, Wes Felton, Asheru, and DJ Stylus.
The Kennedy Center’s Millennium stage performances occur daily at 6pm and are part of its ‘Performing Arts for Everyone’ initiative featuring local, national, and international talents. The events are free and open to the public of all ages. (http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/ )
“Chocolate City Rocks” is a DC-based grassroots initiative started in 2010 by Vance “Head-Roc” Levy to promote a greater public awareness and patronage of Washington DC area’s conscious and cultural artist community.
Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi (LSP) is the Host of Chocolate City Rocks, and Cory Stowers is the Creative and Visual Director of the “Chocolate City Rocks” design brand.
“Chocolate City Rocks” schedule at The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage is as follows:
Saturday, August 23rd, 6pm – GODISHEUS w/ Thaylobleu
(Watch Video: http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/videos/?id=M5969&type=A)
Saturday, September 13th, 6pm – Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute
Sunday, September 14th, 6pm – Lil SoSo Productions
Saturday, December 13th, 6pm – La Orilla
Visit www.chocolatecityrocks.com for updates.
Head-Roc has been on the front line of professional entertainers using their talents to support the United States progressive agenda for the past twelve years. He is highly recognized as a performing artist and distinguished by many awards for his work as a D.I.Y musician, artist advocate, and community activism. Head-Roc is the author of the popular Washington City Paper blog “Head-Roc’s Mouth”, and makes contributions to Huffington Post DC. He is also the first ever Arts Ambassador for the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA).
*Download Head-Roc’s 4th Solo Album: Black Rock Star Super Hero Music Street Tape
**GODISHEUS is Head-Roc’s MONSTER Funk Rock Band and now the 4 Time Consecutive and CURRENT (2013) winner of the Washington Area Music Association Award for “Best Hip-Hop Group/Duo”