Feb 28 2006

KPFK Fund Drive – Day 11

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Letter to the President: the Streets get Political. We’ll look at the rise of hip hop as a musical, cultural and social movement. Plus, special guests, Kill Radio.

Letter to the PresidentWe spend the hour this morning taking a look at the rise of hip hop music and culture in response to the social and economic devastation of American inner cities. We’ll feature a documentary on this subject called Letter to the President. It’s directed by Thomas Gibson and focuses on the rise of the Republican right wing in America, and how this has impacted the African-American community. Letter to the President explores the different way in which the policies of the Reagan and Bush administrations have damaged the lives of black youth, from the government-approved distribution of crack cocaine in inner-city neighborhoods to economic policies that have widened the gap between rich and poor. Gibson’s film parallels this phenomenon with the rise of rap and hip-hop music, and how these styles have provided a voice for disenfranchised youth. Letter to the President includes interviews with KRS-One, 50 Cent, Chuck D, Dick Gregory, Amiri Baraka, and many more; Snoop Dogg is the narrator.


Kill Radio is on the web at www.killradiorevolution.com.

They will be performing at the following clubs:

Wednesday, March 1st @ Boardners / Club Moscow – Hollywood, CA
1652 N. Cherokee – Hollywood, CA
21+ / Doors at 10:pm $5
Republic – 10:15
Killradio – 11pm
Color Turning – 11:45

Saturday, March 4th @ Club 13 – Northridge, CA
19401 Parthenia – Northridge, CA 91324
All Ages – Doors 7pm – Tix $10 / 8 with Flyer
with: Onewordsolution, Homesick Abortions and more TBA

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