An afternoon of Hip-hop from Food & Environmental Justice advocates.
Rap For Food has partnered with The Detroit Contemporary to bring you an afternoon of hip-hop from artists deeply rooted in the Food Justice and Environmental Movements. This is a truly unique collaborative event with artists traveling to Detroit from Denver, Colorado and Ann Arbor. Bring the family for an unforgettable look at Food Justice through the lens of artists actively involved in their communities.
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 3:00– 6:00 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.
The Detroit Contemporary, 5141 Rosa Parks Blvd Detroit, MI 48208
About the artists
MIKE WIRD & PAPILLON. Straight out of Denver, Colorado, Mike has shared the stage with numerous world-renowned performers. From Paris, France, Papillon has travelled the globe, heralding consciousness through his art. Both of them are educators, organizers, entrepreneurs, b-boys, DJs, musicians, emcees/poets, producers, natural holistic health and wellness advocates, (O.G) organic gardeners, natural builders and permaculturists. Mike is Co-founder of Regenerative Lifestyles LLC, an eco-social enterprise, and Co-founder of Denver Earthships. Papillon is founder of ButterSideUp Recordings & Entertainment (B.S.U.R.E.) and ButterSide Art For Education (B.S.A.F.E.). Together, they work towards understanding and addressing today’s cultural and environmental issues.
S.I.R.I.U.S provides ‘nourishment for thought’ using captivating messages which challenge our conditioned sense of normalcy. (Savior Is Really In (U)niversal Self) also known as Kadiri Sennefer has roots that stem from the famed Black Star Community Bookstore and Power Movement Family (PMF). He is an active member of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) and serves as Compost Operations Manager at D-town Farm. He is also a member of the 5E/Heru collective, East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) and Detroit Future (DF).
BRYCE’s captivating lyrics and masterful prose speak to the listener whose own story is one of spiritual development and community-minded family focus while ever-striving for personal greatness and the pinnacles of commercial success. He the founder of Detroit’s first environmental-justice based recordings company Detroit Recordings. As a producer and songwriter for AEeTech Edutainment, Bryce has produced over 60 songs for MTV and VH1.
MONEY WELLZ. His rhymes are striking and spit with conviction, yet his flow seems effortless. Born to parents who are both teachers and community activists, it is no surprise that his raps convey a message of black consciousness. Money Wellz, a Detroit native, is not only a MC but also the C.E.O. of Power Movement Entertainment formed in 2004 to promote social change. He is currently continuing the production of positive media geared toward moving people to action against social injustice.
HOMEGROWN. Community gardening enthusiast Lucas DiGia performs family friendly songs inspired by his work serving as President of Project Grow. He is a member of the steering committee for The Homegrown Festival and The Local Food Summit as well. Lucas founded Rap For Food to reinforce youth gardening and support educational programs related to gardening, food security, and healthy eating.
About the Detroit Contemporary
The Detroit Contemporary’s mission is to create positive social change by providing a space where new ideas are shared and supported, where creative expressions are celebrated, and where the imagination is the driving force behind both our work and play.