Successful launch of Part 2
First of all thank you to the Bronx Museum, to Bronx Council of the Arts and to all the people who made donations since last December when we last screened the film at Hi Arts gallery and launched the fundraising campaign. It’s a group effort and a labor of love that made Friday’s event happen against all odds. We are an independent team working to bring light to women in Hip-hop of the past and present in order to inspire the future leaders.
There were waves of attendees who witnessed the power of women who participate wholeheartedly in the cultural arts of Hip-hop. Lights went dark at 6:15pm for the screening and when the credits rolled and the lights came back on, there was standing room in the lower gallery of the Bronx Museum. The editor Melissa Ulto and director Rokafella thanked the audience and the Bronx Museum for a longstanding show of support for their project. They also announced that there would be a part 2 happening before their very eyes as they record the women taking to the floor, blackbooks being worked on, female working the turntables and the microphone.
Below Bronx based Grafitti writer Lady K worked at a kids table to help them understand basics.
Peaches was in the house keeping the flow as host and of course she got down to the infectious music played by DJ KD360. She introduced Purple Haze who had not performed in a very long time and was able to hook the audience in a powerful way with a unique call and response.
There was a moment for DJ Perly to showcase her scratching skills. Then quickly we had a demo by last year’s competitor from Brooklyn B girl Mantis. Immediately following that we had a Rocking demo by Goody Roc who throws the Queen Bgirl event every winter.
Finally Bgirls J La Rok and Eren got to show their dance moves and styles as the crowd hollered and celebrated their impressive display of Breakin. The floor was then open to any breaker of any age gender and when the music any style was welcomed! Thank you to Bgirls Sara Kelly, Ill Brieski, Red and bboys Flonetik, Kid Break, Marcski!
There was a very busy Photo Booth that kept everyone smiling and posing to the beat! The still photos of the animated images above are below:
Bronx News12 was in attendance capturing the vibe and concept of the gathering which was to uplift the participation of women in Hip-hop. Check out the report below.
We will be in production shooting the artists who shared their talents at this event and catching up with a few of the other ones who made appearances in the part 1 of the film. In order to continue with the process of traveling and editing we will be raising funds through our GoFundme campaign. Please care to make your donation at www.gofundme.com/alltheladiessaynyc
Thank you to you who supported this project in the previous years and presently. We are ready to create a new chapter for you all to continue feeling inspired in a world that is shaking off the negativity of previous behavior patterns. We know that ignorance still remains taking the form of exclusion or lack of recognition for the contributions and the presence of women in Hip-hop, but we must continue to shed a light on those women who take control of their artistic lives and build their own legacies while passing on the knowledge to the next generation. Young artists may not see the sacrifices made by those who came before, but in time they are in similar situations and have to make that all-important life-altering connection.. a connection that creates solidarity with women of ALL walks of life on the planet. This is what this film project is about.. connecting people to their unique and innate power.
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