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50th Anniversary Hip Hop Cultural Summit

Oct 7, 2023
10:00 am  -  5:00 pm
Members: Free
Non-Members: Free

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AllHipHop and the Delaware Art Museum present the Inaugural Hip-Hop Cultural Summit, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop on Saturday October 7, 10 am – 5 pm. This event will focus on understanding the foundations of Hip-Hop, how Hip-Hop culture has brought to light the struggles within inner city environments, and how the culture empowered these communities through music, dance, art, and knowledge. There will be exhibitions, panel discussions, DJ battles, and performances to celebrate the power of Hip-Hop and its profound impact in the world.


10:00 AM
Doors Open
Throughout the Day – Murals and graffiti exhibitions in studio wing

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Guided Tour
Throughout the Day – Explore the history of Hip-Hop in Delaware through photos, news articles and music.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Break Dancing Exhibit

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Panel 1: Legends of Hip Hop
Panelists: Young Guru, Hezekiah, Marchitect, Flex and Hated, Grand G Facilitator: Richard Raw

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Workshop: Breakdancing 101
Featuring: Hip-Hop Fundamentals

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Panel 2: Women in Hip-Hop
Special Guest: MC Sha Rock, aka Hip-Hop’s first woman emcee.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Demonstration: DJ’ing 101
Featuring Grandwizzard Theodore

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Insights from the Legends
Panelists: Grandmaster Caz and Joe Conzo
Facilitator: Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur

5:00 PM
Closing Remark

Jim E. Calle, Break Dancing, July 1984. Courtesy of the Delaware Historical Society. © The News Journal, USA Today Network.

Organizers & Sponsors

This event is organized by the Delaware Art Museum and supported by the Delaware Division of the Arts, Guerrilla Republik, and AllHipHop.com. This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.