Back by popular demand- Zulu Jam Halloween Edition!
This year we'll be hosting a 1-on-1 All Styles Dance off and an Epic Battles of Rap History. Both are in costume and character! $100 for the winner of each battle! Limited slots available, please contact us to sign up or more info!
November is Hip Hop History Month
Saturday, November 1st
206 Zulu and Z5360 chapters of the Universal Zulu Nation would like to call upon all Washingtonians and people of the world to recognize, celebrate and help spread awareness of Hip Hop History Month this November.
As a borough of inner-city street gangs culminate to what would have been an all out war, an epic truce and new developing energy called Hip Hop would ultimately uplift an entire community and influence the rest of the world as we know it. November, 1974 is recognized by the international Hip Hop community as the time when Hip Hop culture was conceived, now 40 years ago.
Although pop "Hip Hop" icons make everyday headlines, not much is said about the originators of Hip Hop such as DJs Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash. In an age where materialism and ignorance are glorified and even perpetuated by major labels, it's no wonder why there are so many stigmas and misconceptions of Hip Hop. Even less is said about the rich and diverse Hip Hop community within the Pacific Northwest which had been thriving for over three decades.
In an effort to honor the culture, lineage and impact of Hip Hop in the Northwest, Governor Jay Inslee proclaims Hip Hop History Month in the State of Washington this November. Additional endorsements are made with proclamations by Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder and Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent.
Zulu calls upon all Hip Hop enthusiasts, teachers, student groups, organizations and advocates to help spread awareness of Hip Hop History Month! Here are just a few simple ways to get involved:
- Study Hip Hop history, local history, international Hip Hop, read books, watch films
- Support local and independent artists by attending their events and buying their music
- Spread the word, distribute literature and share on social media using #HipHopHistoryMonth
- Support media outlets that stand for true-school Hip Hop
- Host a Hip Hop workshop, assembly or presentation at your school or campus
Breakin 30th Anniversary Screening!
Saturday, November 1st
Celebrate a month dedicated to hip-hop with this special screening of an 80s classic.
Commemorate the 30th anniversary of the classic film Breakin' at this screening with cast member Boogaloo Shrimp in attendance!
In the 1984 cult classic Breakin', a struggling young jazz dancer gets her big break when she meets up with two break-dancers, forming a powerful performance trio that quickly becomes the sensation of street crowds. Features ICE-T in his film debut as a club MC.
As part of this special screening, a panel discussion and Q&A with Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers an American dancer and actor known for his role as "Turbo" in Breakin' and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo" will follow the film.
Then, watch the real thing as local break-dancers bust some moves in a real-life dance cypher!
An 8 minute preview of the Northwest hip-hop documentary Top Left by local filmmakers Georgio Brown and Scott Macklin will proceed the feature film.
Date and Time:
November 1, 2014
1:00pm-4:00pm (doors at 12:30pm)
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
$12 ($8 EMP members), all ages
$5 Teen Tix members, on site sales only
Breakin is rated PG.
Presented by EMP Museum, 206 Zulu & Coolout
Closeout event for Hip Hop History Month! Featuring NW Hip Hop Museum display, old school breakers reunion, cyphers, blackbooks and more. This will also be the last event 206 Zulu does at Washington Hall for nearly a year as our beloved building begins a much needed renovation!
Sista Hailstorm "Eternia" EP Release Party Saturday, November 29
Come through One of the Freshest Art Galleries and Supported Local Hip Hop Hub in the in the Town Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar to Kick it, Party and Celebrate w/ SistaHailstorm and some of the Town's Dopest Emcees / Producers / Djays and Contirbutors to Seattle's Hip Hop scene for her EP Release "Eternia" Listening party!
A preview to her full length LP Album:
"The Adventures of SHE_RAW FlOWZ"
Dropping early next year off
Fresh Chopped Beats/MADK Productions!
Live Performances by:
Pryor Prism (Graves 33 & Dox)
Jack the Gaffle
Murder She Wrote crew (SistaHailstorm & Julie C)
DJ's: Wizdumb & Zeta the Barber
Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
1508 11th Ave
Seattle, Washington 98122