Category Archives: Art

Reality Rap -Tues. Oct 8th Feat. @FrankWaln @Circa95 @RebelDiaz @InvincibleDET

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REALITY RAPS

Hi-ARTS (producers of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival) brings you some of the realest to ever do it with this unique presentation of MCs who are embedded in community and choosing to make a positive change with their work.

No question, Rebel Diaz (NYC),Circa ’95 (NYC) and Invincible (Detroit) put in work and will be in the building, but the cornerstone of the evening is the New York Premiere of Frank Waln (Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota) as we all welcome him to NYC. Frank Waln has won numerous Native American Music Awards and is influencing a whole generation of young Native folks reclaiming their culture through Hip-Hop. Come celebrate culture and progress.

CONCERT DETAILS

October 8, 2013

MIST Harlem

46 W 116th St. (btwn 5th + Lennox)

Doors @ 8pm/Show @ 9pm

Tickets $10 in Advance | $20 Day of Show

http://www.hi-artsnyc.org/shows/reality_raps/

 

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Hunts Point Summer Festival and Fish Parade

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Saturday, June 15th. Come catch my group Circa’95 perform at 2:30pm.
Let the summer begin!

@circa95 will be performing at @greenfestival #NYC !

Wassup! Hope everyone is doing ok. Sending love to all those affected by the senseless violence in Boston. I wish I lived in a world where all living creatures were respected. Lets continue to fight the hate with love. You can’t fight fire with fire, you must fight fire with water.

This weekend is The Green Festival in NYC, celebrating earth day weekend that supports a sustainable economy, creating an ecological balance and social justice. I’m happy to be attending but also really excited that my group Circa ’95 has been asked to perform on the mainstage!! This is the first time we’ve been invited to perform for a festival this big. It makes it even better because of the message of the festival. The festival will feature inspiring speakers, a green marketplace, DIY workshops, cooking demos, organic beer and wine garden, eco fashion show, kid activities, organic food court, live music, green product samples and art installations.

So come check us out if your in the area!
Circa ’95 and friends will be performing on Sunday, April 21st at 2pm on the mainstage!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR OUR PEEPS !!!!

Green Festival has a special offer for our friends!
a free weekend pass to Green Festival, Earth Day weekend April 20-21 at the Javits Center North.
To accept your free weekend passes for New York City Green Festival… just click on the link: http://www.greenfestivals.org/nyc-2013-giveaway
and sign up with your unique promo code: CIRCA13
Once you have received your confirmation email, your FREE weekend pass will be waiting for you at Will Call! This FREE offer is limited to the first 250 people to sign up, so get your pass now! You can see the entire New York City Green Festival program of activities at http://grnfe.st/nyc-2013-guide or by visiting http://www.greenfestivals.org.

See you on Sunday!
Patty Dukes

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Check Out @Circa95 at Pregones Theater

Pregones Flyer Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013.

Pregones Theater is a wonderful space and theater in the South Bronx. Guess What? We were invited to come and takeover the space in January! Such a great opportunity for us to create something magical.  Especially for the Hip-Hop heads..  =)

We invite you to join us for an evening of Hip-Hop music, art, culture and soul. A celebration of the new year and new possibilities. The night will feature a mixture of MC’s, DJ’s, and Vocalist showcasing the best in urban talent from Uptown NYC. We will also be releasing a few NEW CIRCA ’95 LIMITED EDITION APPAREL PIECES  and Reph will be celebrating his birthday as well as unveiling new art work. I hope to see you at the party!!!

FIRST EVENT ::::  REPH’s ART SHOW 

FEATURING NEW WORKS BY REPH of CIRCA ’95

OPENING RECEPTION IS ON WED, JAN. 9TH, 6-8PM – FREE

ART SHOW WILL RUN FROM 1.9.13 – 2.28.13

*Complimentary Wine and Cheese

SECOND EVENT :::: PREGONES THEATER PRESENTS CIRCA ‘95 AND FRIENDS LIVE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18TH 2013, 7PM – 10pm

PERFORMING FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

REGULAR TICKETS –

GENERAL ADMISSION – ADVANCE $24 DOOR $40

SENIORS & STUDENTS – ADVANCE $15 DOOR $28

MEMBER TICKETS (GO ONLINE TO BECOME MEMBER) –

GENERAL ADMISSION – ADVANCE $18 DOOR $25

SENIORS & STUDENTS – ADVANCE $15 DOOR $28

ZIP CODE TICKETS – $12 – 15% OFF! – Only for residents of zip codes 10451, 10452, 10454, 10455, 10474, 10029, 10031, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10040. Proof of residence required. Restrtictions apply, in person only.

PREGONES THEATER

575 WALTON AVE

THE BRONX, NY 10451

TICKETS AVAILABLE  HERE 

718-585-1202

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South X South Bronx Festival

flyer2It’s been such a busy month for me. Working with various schools & arts organizations. It’s all winding down … yippie!  I ‘m looking forward to the Holidays.  Are you? Anyways, I wanted to share with you what I will be doing this weekend. On Friday my partner Reph and I will be facilitating the Social Media workshop for the South X South Bronx Festival from 4-6pm. It’s FREE at Hostos Community College. So if you want some tips or want to learn how to use social media come thru! We will help as much as we can. Then on Saturday afternoon, I will be performing w/ my crew Circa ’95. The line up for Saturday is going to be amazing.  My homegirl La Bruja, Rebel Diaz, YC The Cynic, Flaco Navaja and more! Such a great group of folks. I’m grateful to be in such good company.  Best of all, The concert is FREE !!

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Recap ::: Ladies Love Project Holiday Pop-Up Shop

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Ladies Love Project Team ::: Toofly, Patty Dukes, A. Mari & Reph

The Ladies Love Project Holiday Pop-Up Shop was held at University Settlement downtown NYC on Nov 17th, 2012.  An amazing turn-out, over 300 people came by and showed love to our vendors & artists.

w/ Special Performances by Play Tank, Philoz, Luss, YC The Cynic, Circa ’95 and our feature Jasmine Solano.

Special thanks to Vita Coco, Play Tank and The Performance Project at University Settlement for the space.

I’m looking forward to doing more pop-up shops with the LLP team in different cities and venues.  We keep dreaming and things keep happening, so something is right.  I’m grateful and blessed to be working with Toofly, A.Mari and Reph. Not only are we friends but we are on point when it comes to being artists and social-entrepreneurs.  I’m excited for the future that’s for sure.  By the way, if your an artist, vendor, sponsor or space interested in collaborating with us email ladiesloveproject@gmail.com. Spring 2013 coming soon!

ladiesloveproject.tumblr.com    ::: @LadiesLoveProj

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Indonesia – Jogja Hip-Hop Foundation

2 weeks ago my group Circa ’95 was invited to perform at Casita Maria in the Bronx for Hip Hop Generation Next with an International Jam session with the Jogja Hip Hop Foundation. They are a Javanese Hip Hop collective from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Which happen to blend hip hop with traditional Javanese gamelan music. Watch this video to get a taste of how they do it.

Hip Hop Generation Next was produced by Dancing in the Streets in collaboration with Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education. I had a wonderful time meeting the crew, especially backstage in the green room before the show. Some of our artists friends stopped by as well. I learned some words in Javanesese that are the same in Spanish like  “Gratis” (free) or “Zapato” (shoe).  Amazing right? I even ended up on stage with them, they taught me a phrase in Javanese and I performed the Hook for a song. I had no idea what I was saying but hey I think it sounded ok. =)

Cultural exhchanges are so important. I love participating in them. I hope to travel more in the future and see all the places where Hip-Hop has traveled too.

Follow the Jogja Hip-Hop Foundation on Twitter @JHFCREW