Ladies of Hip-Hop Rock the Mic at DC’s Kennedy Center

    Tonight won’t be a typical Saturday evening as Black Girls Rock and Bondvision Media sponsor Rock! Like A Girl. Part of today’s One Mic Hip-Hop Festival in Washington, DC, the event features female musical luminaries like Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte, Jean Grae, Miri Ben-Ari, and DJ Beverly Bond, followed by a panel discussion titled Hip-Hop Feminism-The Remix.

    This meeting of the minds brings together a group of artists, scholars, activists and journalists in a conversation examining the intersection of gender and power in hip-hop music as well as the genre’s impact on the creativity of women in hip-hop. Taking place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, check the list of those participating on the panel:
     
    Panelists:
    Martha Diaz – Moderator
    (Prof NYU, Founder/Director of the Hip-Hop Education Center)
    Imani Perry (Scholar/Professor of African American Studies, Law, and Public Affairs; Princeton)
    Rahiel Tesfamariam (Scholar/Journalist, Washington Post, founder of Urban Cusp)
    MC Lyte (Artist)
    Ana Tijoux (Artist)
    Jean Grae (Artist) 
    Rapsody (Artist)