Saturday, May 3rd 2014, Stakes is High: Hip Hop Sankofa House returns with our DOPEST lineup yet! Curated by West Philly’s finest turntablist; DJ Aura, the May 2014 edition of Stakes is High will be packed with a diverse array of all Women MC’s and DJ’s!
Isis Tha Saviour:
Without question one the most viscous MC’s on the planet right now, Isis tha Saviour has been bringing her fiery and vividly introspective lyrics to cyphers, radio shows and stages throughout the country. In addition to working on her forthcoming debut album “The Isis Papers”, Isis is also in the process of writing “Creative Beams of Light”, a book of inspirational poems for autistic children.
Our host for the evening, Selina Carrera has been rocking the mic and garnering international acclaim for her dope lyrics, soulful singing voice and ridiculous off-the-head freestyle skils. Selina has shared stages with P.Diddy, Dice Raw of the Legendary Roots Crew, Lauryn Hill and others.
North Philly’s own Electric Lady has been building a legit buzz for a while now. Her sound is versatile, jumping from the hard-hitting Boom-Bap of tracks like “Believe (The Alarm)”, and the Sun-Ra influenced “Astro Black-Wednesday Night”.
Liberation Art & Culture Works Presents:
Stakes is High
Saturday, May 3rd 2014 10pm - 3am
Sankofa House 906 S. 49th St. Philadelphia, PA USA
Pete Rock & CL Smooth | The Flavor Magazine | October 1994
The sainthood of Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. Applique ink and paint on paper. On an abandoned church wall on Market Street between Church and 15th in San Francisco today, November 30, 2013. Signed “MissMe”.
Nigerian artist Joseph Eze’s (b.1979) portrait series deals with the intersection between Nigeria’s politics and the female body. Click the images for the title and date
Jazz (dir. Ken Burns, 2000)
Just in case ya’ll missed this.
“Your silence will not protect you.” –Audre Lorde, who was born February 18, 1934.
Photo: Elsa Dorfman
Via National Women’s History Museum