The annual Love, Peace and Hip-Hop Festival is growing by leaps and bounds every year. In addition to concert events, they have a series of public forum events prior to the festival day, Saturday, April 9th. Website
Also, in conjunction with Love, Peace, and Hip-hop Festival, Allen University is hosting its annual Hip-Hop Studies Conference on Friday, April 8th from 8 a.m.—8 p.m. and a special keynote with hip-hop icon, KRS-One on Sunday, April 10th. One of our students from MUSC 310/AFAM 380 “The Cultural History of Hip-hop” class has had a paper accepted into the conference and will be presenting in the afternoon session of papers. Please come out and support students and scholars from the city and southeast region. Allen U.’s Jazz Ensemble will also be giving a hip-hop instrumental concert during the afternoon session. The conference is free and open to the public but registration is highly suggested. Register at http://hiphopstudies.weebly.com
Lastly, please feel free to join the Columbia community at the fourth annual Love, Peace, and Hip-hop Festival on Saturday, April 9th on Main Street. Several students from AFAM 380/MUSC 310 “The Cultural History of Hip-hop” class have been working as volunteers over the course of the semester to assist with the festival and they would love to see a Gamecock presence at the festival. The festival is free and family friendly. Artists from the South Carolina and southeastern regional hip-hop scenes will be there and headline and featured performers include Daddy-O from Stetsasonic (Brooklyn), KRS-One (Bronx) and the Dynamic Rockers (NYC). All four elements of hip-hop culture will be represented (i.e., DJing, MCing, graffiti arts, and b-boy/girl dance).
See the attached Hip Hop Studies Conference Program 2016 flyer for locations and times of round tables, film screenings, conference, and other LPHH festival events. Please excuse any distribution overlaps.