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Hip-Hop Gets Two Day Celebration at Musical Instrument Museum

Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum will host a two day celebration of hip-hop on February 5 and 6. A performance by local turntableist DJ Radar, backed by a three-piece band, a screening of the documentary From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale and live performances from painters and dancers are the highlights.

There are more DJs spinning, too -- DJ Element and DJ Pickster One among them -- as well as lectures and a round table discussion.

There's a full schedule of events below or check out the video above for a preview of From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Live Wall Painting by Such Styles and Champ - Main Courtyard
Visit the Hip-Hop Exhibition - USA/Canada Gallery

10:00-11:00 a.m.
DJ Element - Main Courtyard

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
"History, Hip-Hop, and American Popular Culture" by Dr. Matthew Whitaker - Founders Room

12:00-1:15 p.m.
Furious Styles Crew and Guest Dance Performance, and Q&A - Main Courtyard

1:15.-2:00 p.m.
DJ Radar and Raúl Yañez Trio - Main Courtyard

2:00-2:30 p.m.
DJ Showcase - Main Courtyard

2:30-3:30 p.m.
DJ Pickster One - Main Courtyard

3:30-4:15 p.m.
Furious Styles Crew and Guest Dance Performance and Q&A - Main Courtyard

4:15-5:00 p.m.
DJ Radar - Main Courtyard

Sunday, February 6, 2011

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Live Wall Painting by Such Styles and Champ - Main Courtyard
Visit the Hip-Hop Exhibition - USA/Canada Gallery

10:00-11:15 a.m.
DJ Pickster One - Main Courtyard


11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
"The Tools of Hip Hop: Turning the Tables in the Search for New Sounds" by MIM Curator Matthew Hill - Alcove 3


12:00-12:45 p.m.
DJ Radar and Raúl Yañez Trio - Main Courtyard


12:45-2:00 p.m.
Furious Styles Crew and Guest Dance Performance, and Q&A - Main Courtyard

2:00-2:30 p.m.
DJ Showcase - Main Courtyard


2:30-3:30 p.m.
Film Screening: From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale - Music Theater


4:00-5:00 p.m.
DJ Closeout - Main Courtyard

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Martin Cizmar
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