Bodega Education Initiative

Tue. Jul 6, 2010 at 4:00pm EDT
Price: Free
all ages
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Price: Free
all ages
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Bodega Education Initiative

he Bodega Education Initiative is a series of talks and discussions designed to create a space of dialogue between the diverse members of the Hip-Hop community. Attendees of BEI will receive a basis of knowledge on the history and content of Hip-Hop as seen through the pioneers and most intimate members of the culture. BEI will ultimately serve as a meeting point for all the different voices and perspectives within the Hip-Hop community: fans, artists, scholars, and practitioners in order to honor the history as well as add momentum to the culture.

This year’s BEI is dedicated to celebrating and understanding the life and music of the late J Dilla, one of the most influential Hip-Hop producers and composers of all time. In collaboration with The J Dilla Foundation, an organization founded by J Dilla’s mother and lifelong friend, Maureen Yancey. A day of panel discussions and seminars designed to explore intellectual and academic issues facing the myriad of content producers in the Hip-Hop space.


4- 4:30pm: Stussy J Dilla Documentary

4:30-5:45pm: Session 1
Roundtable Discussion discussing Dilla's production techniques, diverse discography, and influence.

There will also be a special discussion about Dilla's path as artist as entrepreneur.

Featured Artists: Frank Nitty from Frank N Dank, Wajeed from the Platinum Pied Pipers, DJ Spinna and Big Tone

5:45-6:15 pm: 30 minute Intermission:
J Dilla Ensemble

6:15-7:30pm: Session 2
One-on-One conversation with Dilla’s mother, Maureen ‘Ma Dukes’ Yancey and Q-Tip.

Two of the most important people in Dilla’s life will give an intimate glimpse into the life of one of the most prolific and talented producers Hip-Hop has ever produced.

Featured Artist: Q Tip

7:30-7:45pm: 15 minute Break:
J Dilla Ensemble

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Venue Details
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201