JWJ’s Hip Hop Festival: Lifting Duval’s Legendary Voices
On Saturday, February 19, 2022, join Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park for JWJ’s Hip Hop Festival: Lifting Duval’s Legendary Voices – a celebration to honor Black History Month in a unique and authentic way, by teaching the next generation the (core) pillars of Hip Hop:
Emceeing / Lyricism | DJing / Turntablism | Breakdance | Graffiti | Knowledge
JWJ’s Hip Hop Festival will be a platform to educate, illuminate, and acknowledge ALL the elements that encompass Hip Hop in our city – past, present, and future. The festival will feature performances by some of Jacksonville’s best Emcees, Lyricists, DJ’s, Hip Hop Dancers and Graffiti Artists; a panel discussion with noted Hip Hop Anthropologist Dr. Melissa Hargrove alongside members of Duval’s Hip Hop Community; interactive participation of Hip Hop Dance and Community Art with kids of all ages; food trucks; and much more to highlight and celebrate the many aspects of Hip Hop Culture.
Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.