OPA-LOCA – Because the world celebrates 50 years of the groundbreaking style of hip-hop, and in a continued celebration of Juneteenth and Black Music Month, Ten North Group, previously the Opa-locka Group Growth Company (OLCDC), has introduced Heavy Beatz & Drops, a dialog concerning the dynamic relationship between the Caribbean and hip-hop.
On Friday June 23rd, 2023, 7pm-10pm, Ten North Group presents an thrilling panel of hip-hop heads moderated by C. Isaiah Smalls II, Race & Tradition Reporter for the Miami Herald, and that includes Papa Keith, On-air Radio Character at 103.5 The BEAT, Marlon Hill enterprise and leisure legal professional and associate at Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, and Miami New Instances music and tradition freelance reporter Shanae Hardy.
The panel will likely be adopted by a jam session and after occasion with renown D.J. Aya, spinning a mixture of traditional and modern Caribbean-influenced hip-hop tracks in addition to afro beats, dancehall and music’s new darling style, Amapiano, a subgenre of home music rising in South Africa.
For over 50 years, the wealthy cultural heritage of the Caribbean islands has performed a pivotal position in shaping the sounds, rhythms, and lyrics of hip-hop music. From the early days of legendary block events within the Bronx to the worldwide phenomenon it’s at the moment, hip-hop has persistently drawn inspiration and created a strong sonic tapestry of city beats from the Caribbean diaspora by means of genres corresponding to reggae, soca, and calypso has and giving delivery to subgenres like reggaeton, which has sturdy roots in South Florida.
“The Heavy Beatz & Drops panel dialogue and jam session is not only a recognition of the previous but additionally a celebration of the continued affect that the Caribbean continues to have on the style, particularly right here in South Florida with the biggest Caribbean inhabitants in the US. By acknowledging and embracing this legacy, we honor the artists, pioneers, and cultural traditions which have formed hip hop into a worldwide phenomenon” commented James Nixon FACHE, Vice President of Packages, Technique & Exterior Affairs, Ten North Group
The occasion is free and open to the general public on the ARC, 675 Ali Baba Avenue, Opa-locka, FL 33054.