WBLFEST ‘19

OCTOBER 3 - OCTOBER 6

 

THURSDAY - OCT 3

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DC YOUTH

POET LAUREATE

Witness performances for the 10 finalists following the announcement of the 2020 DC Youth Poet Laureate at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage

FRIDAY - OCT 4

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RAP SESSIONS

Introducing Rap Sessions! where the audience will engage one of the current conflicts impacting intersectional communities of Hip-Hop and Millennial cultures: toxic masculinity.

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OFF THE TRACK

Meet 30 of the new Paint Jam’s artists at The Fridge on Friday, October 4th. during Off the Track gallery show. Speak with and buy the work of this renowned group of artists before they get down at the Fine Lines Paint Jam on Sunday, October 6.

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LATINA QUEENS

Catch Pinqy Ring (https://pinqyring.com), a Chicago-born Puerto Rican MC, and Audry Funk (http://www.audryfunk.com), a Mexican-born MC, in concert at Latina Queens. Both women rap about their lives and the realities of being a Latina in the United States at this difficult moment in our nation’s history

SATURDAY - OCT 5

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DANCE MASTER CLASSES

Take our Breaking Master Class to learn how to breakdance with B-girl JK-47

OR

Learn how to dance house with Esperonto Beat at our House Master Class

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WE GOT NOW

Join We Got Now, featuring the WBL Aged Out Ensemble. Hear what some of the District’s most important and impactful young adult poets really have to say about life and living.

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A LITTLE LOUDER

A Little Louder features a six person producer battle at The Fridge where the winner is crowd’s choice. Hosted as part of the gallery show, witness top producers in the area compete from 4pm-7pm as a part of this year’s WBL FEST.

SUNDAY - OCT 6

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FRESHEST

of ALL TIME

2v2 Breaking & House Jam with a CASH PRIZE with sounds provided by DJ Fleg

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FINE LINES

PAINT JAM

Lots of walls. Lots of Paint. Get here to get down.

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Showcase

Stop by the Kennedy Center for the best Emcee Cypher the DMV has to offer during the WBL Festival at 3-4pm, followed by a producer showcase 4-5p. A crowd decision will send the winner to Live @ Five on WPFW 89.3.

Pavillion

Are you looking to start a career as a creative? Come to the the Creative Career Take a break from the Jams and head to the Pavilion at the WBL Festival on October 6, 2019 to meet local creative companies.

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Family Fun Zone

Are you looking to start a career as a creative? Come to the the Creative Career Take a break from the Jams and head to the Pavilion at the WBL Festival on October 6, 2019 to meet local creative companies.

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Free Concert: ARK

Veterans of DC Hip-Hop, ARK (Dimensions, Noyeek and producer Theory) will be performing on the BIGGEST day of WBL Fest 5:30-6:15pm.

The Archive

The American University Humanities truck will be at the festival to interview guests and artists to create a time capsule of moments, thoughts, and memories!