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Antibalas coming to Founders Brewing on September 30

by (Erica Soto)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

For decades, Antibalas (which translates to “bullet proof” in Spanish) has paid homage to and transformed Afro-caribbean and Afro-beat music. The Brooklyn-based band incorporates jazz, funk, and African drumming to their sound as well as...

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Hip-hop camp brings happiness to kids at Cook Arts Center

by (GAAH)

Submitted 02-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

For two weeks this past December, 15 students immersed themselves in the culture of hip-hop at the Cook Arts Center. The students, ages 6 to 15, had the chance to explore hip-hop through movement and art.  The camp resulted in response to...

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Freedom from fear: Musician/dancer shares his art of achieving what was thought impossible

by (katelewisceramics)

Submitted 12-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Shamar Alef Ben-Yasara’El, given name William Griffin III, was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Starting at a young age, his mother enrolled him in summer art classes at Kendall. He was a member of the Grand Rapids Ballet ...

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Ty Beat - "Talking About a Someday"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

Ty Beat is one of the many talents of local hip-hop artist collective Young Heavy Souls. Hear & learn more at www.youngheavysouls.com Songs from the Second Floor is a collection of the ephemeral performances that occur live on the air, in one...

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Ty Beat - "See Ya"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

Ty Beat is one of the many talents of local hip-hop artist collective Young Heavy Souls. Hear & learn more at www.youngheavysouls.com Songs from the Second Floor is a collection of the ephemeral performances that occur live on the air, in one...

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"Everything Under The Sun"

by (FableTellsTruth)

Submitted 01-29-2015 under

"Everything Under The Sun" Is a unique collaboration of Grand Rapids Performing artists. There will be Poetry, Soul SInging, Rock and Roll, Hip-Hop, and Spoken word/Indy music at this event.   Ticets will be $5 in Advance, and $8 at...

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Lady Ace Boogie - "Natural High"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Lady Ace Boogie performs to spread the word about her new record "Feel Good Music" and her record release show at The Pyramid Scheme. The show was also a launch for new indie record label Hot Capicola Records. Also check out her solo...

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WMI hits the 5iviet CD listening party

by (jquatrine)

Submitted 07-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Hip-hop artist Rick Chyme and the 5iveit family invited us to hang out at the fabulous CD listening party for their latest project 5iveit at The Mexicains Sans Frontieres Gallery (the beautiful home/studio of Hugo Claudin). We met many of the...

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GRCC students, artists, local hip-hop community team up to make change

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 03-26-2012 under NEWS

Since 1993, national organization Camfed (the Campaign for Female Education) has been fighting poverty and AIDS by educating young women in impoverished areas of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana and Malawi, and the upcoming benefit offers Grand...

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Assorted Anonymous: The Masked Men of Local Hip-Hop

by (becky.spldng)

Submitted 01-26-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids hip-hop scene is larger than one might think, and there are new artists emerging all the time. Each one differs from the others in some way, and Assorted Anonymous is looking to change the face of hip-hop…by putting a mask on it....

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