Rockford, IL – The Hip Hop Congress of Rockford, IL is teaming up with the Rockford Public Library for a Black Music History Show to celebrate Black History Month. Tributes to past, present, and future generations of black music will showcase the talents of local artists who will perform their favorite songs from black artists of past and present generations using their own unique twists to the music.
The Black Music History Show will be hosted by local talent Nooney B on February 27th, 2014, at Nordlof Theater (118 North Main Street in Rockford) from 6:00PM-8:00PM. Tributes will be made to past artists such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and present artists such as Rihanna.
There will be a good mix of tributes and entertainment as some performers will creatively express themselves on instrumentals of their favorite black music with their own lyrics and unique take on the song. Other artists will use their energy to perform the song itself to the audience in the way we all know it to exist in its purest form. Rockford talent DJ Rated AG will be spinning records on the 1’s and 2’s in between performances to keep the energy moving forward with Nordlof Theater’s improved sound and lighting system.
“The Black Music History Show event will showcase tributes to your favorite artists of our past, present, and future generations. I am anxious to see our performers bringing our black craft to the spotlight!” says Nooney B. Local artists include Jeff Harris, who will be paying tribute to Pete Rock, as well as Carla Michelle who will be performing songs by Aretha Franklin and Etta James. One member of local R&B group “’Ntysing”, Queen P, will put her own creative taste over Rihanna’s “Pour It Up” instrumental.
Jes A. Weber plans to involve the audience by providing a black history trivia portion of the Black Music History Show event to educate attendees on black history and black music.
The Rockford chapter of the Hip Hop Congress organization strives to bring positive associations to the hip hop culture by providing such intriguing events catered towards lovers of hip hop and more specifically, for the Black History Music Show, to the black community in celebration of Black History Month.
The Hip Hop Congress is a 501 (c) 3 Non Profit Corporation. The Hip Hop Congress provides the Hip Hop Generation and the Post Hip Hop Generation with the tools, resources and opportunities to make social, economic and political change on a local, regional and national level. Hip Hop Congress is the product of a merger of artists and students, music and community. It achieves this mission in a variety of ways.
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Refreshments will be provided at this free, family friendly event sponsored by Rockford Hip Hop Congress and The Rockford Public Library.
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