Apr 12 2024


5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


A Celebration of Women in Hip Hop

Join African Voices and Reel Sisters for an evening of readings and episode screening of Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip Hop, a Netflix docuseries honoring the powerful women of hip hop music and culture. CR Capers, founder of Harlem Film House & the Hip Hop Film Festival, will lead a discussion with Crystal Whaley, co-executive producer of episode 4 of Ladies First, DJ Franchella, Liza Jessie Peterson, director/writer of Black Love Manifesto, and Evangeline Lawson, photographer and front cover artists of African Voices’ Hip Hop @50th Issue.

Derick Cross, AV Art Director & Beatbox performer, will MC the event. The evening will kick off with selected readings from our issue including a special performance by reg e gaines, a poet, playwright, director, lecturer and artistic director of the Downtown Urban Arts Festival since 2007. He is author of four books of poetry and is currently writing and producing The 88, with music by Calvin Gaines.