Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Hip Hop Against Homophobia 2011: 6/17 and 6/18 at Patrick's Cabaret

(photo of a past installment of the series that packed some 300 people into the Nomad, by Jon Behm)

Patrick’s Cabaret and guest curator Guante are proud to present the latest installments in the Hip Hop Against Homophobia series (FB event page here). Featuring both LGBTQ-identified artists and straight allies, the HHAH series has been going strong since 2009, bringing communities together, showcasing dynamite hip hop artists and providing a space to explore the intersections of culture, social justice and community.

Past shows have included Toki Wright, Maria Isa, Mike Mictlan of Doomtree, Tori Fixx, DJ Shannon Blowtorch and more, and these installments will feature even more diverse voices, from Heidi Barton Stink's radical trans-empowerment raps to Prolyphic's apocalyptic backpacker philosophizing to Guante himself, the fiery MC and slam poetry champion. Also featuring resources from local organizations, gender-neutral restrooms and music provided by DJ Optimus Prime, the two-night stint at Patrick's should be the biggest and best HHAH yet.

FRIDAY: Guante, Heidi Barton Stink, See More Perspective, Kaoz and DJ Optimus Prime.

SATURDAY: Prolyphic (Strange Famous Records), Guante, Heidi Barton Stink, the Tribe & Big Cats! and DJ Optimus Prime.

8pm-10pm both nights.

$10 at the door (per show), or find the performers for pre-sale tickets that are $8.  Shoot me an email at elguante@gmail.com if you want one from me.

Co-sponsored by the U of M's GLBTA Programs Office and Transgender Commission, OutFront MN, Trans Youth Support Network, Join the Impact Twin Cities, Socialist Alternative, the Twin Cities Avengers and MNActivist.com.


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