Kennedy Center Names Q-Tip As First-Ever Artistic Director For Hip-Hop Culture

first_imgA hearty congratulations are in order for Q-Tip, as the A Tribe Called Quest artist will take on a new challenge: leading the Hip Hop Culture series at the famed John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The Kennedy Center’s inaugural Hip Hop Culture program will run from July 2016 through June 2017, and will highlight hip hop’s contributions to society.“With hip-hop constantly changing and evolving, it is easy to forget the history and legacy that precede it,” Q-Tip said in a statement. “I want to begin at the beginning of the Culture to help people see its roots, better understand its present, and responsibly create its future.”The program will also see Q-Tip collaborating with Hi-ARTS, a visual design company that has been working with the Kennedy Center for 15 years. Bringing this level of detail to each production is sure to create some wildly exciting performances, especially with Q-Tip at the helm as Artistic Director. We can’t wait.[H/T Washington Post]last_img

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