Smithsonian Folklife Festival "On the Move"
The “On the Move” program will feature live hip-hop, capoeira and poetry slam performances, among others, as noted below:
Hip-Hop: Featured events include performances by Grammy-nominated progressive hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon. As a performer, Bacon combines various instruments such as the West African djembe drum, acoustic guitar and the human beat-box (oral percussion), all while continuing the oral tradition of storytelling through his lyrics. At the Festival, he will collaborate with Nistha Raj and Shannon Dunne to present a conversation between the sounds and rhythms of his upbringing and Hindustani and Irish musical traditions.
National Mall in Washington, D.C., between Seventh and Twelfth streets and in the Arts and Industries Building. Running June 29 to July 4 and July 6 to 9, the Festival is free of charge.