- "Equal Footing" Concert, Capitol Building 1st St 5:30 PM: Tabi Bonney, a native of the Republic of Togo, West Africa, now calls DC and LA home. In an effort to attract more locals, particularly youth, to the campaign for DC's statehood Tabi and other local artists such as grammy nominated Kyonte and Rasi Caprice will come together to perform on the steps of the Capital. Tabi's take on the rise in political interest:
“[The political interest] It started, I would say with the Clintons, you saw little inklings of it, but definitely since the whole [Barack] Obama movement... you just see the movement of younger people carrying it and feeling that it’s something important, that we can all indeed make a difference”The Concert is free and serves an important cause; DC's lack of representation in Congress remains a salient issue among residents of the nation's capital. Growing up, one of Tabi's dreams was to showcase his hometown of Lome, Togo in a video. Check out the video for "Cool and Fly" below to see the results of his vision coming true.
Tabi reppin' DC in "Beat Rock."
Beat Rock from tabi Bonney on Vimeo.
- Critically acclaimed Oakland duo Blu & Exile rock Liv Nightclub's stage. Doors Open at 9:30 Pm, $15
- "Engage" hip hop festival kicks off at Asylum with a "Cakes and Kises" show featuring The Five One, RAtheMC and Lyriciss. 9 PM FREE
- "Engage" festival's 2nd event consists of a freestyle at Chief Ike's in Adams Morgan 8 PM Free
- Hip Hop Cinema 2-5 PM at The Historical Society of DC, located on K St, NW btwn 7th and 9th Sts solSource Group and DC's Historical Socity bring you the 4th round of their increasingly popular Hip Hop Cinema series.This weekend's segment presents Bomb It, a documentary that explores the ever controversial graffiti art form. The trailer, which you can view below, has me stoked.