Doug E. Fresh has captivated audiences for nearly 40 years with his creation of the human beatbox art form and became one of hip-hop’s biggest international stars, thanks to the success of his classics, “The Show” and “La Di Da Di,” recorded with his Get Fresh Crew, including MC Ricky D (a.k.a. Slick Rick). He a is a Hip Hop Hall of Fame inductee; a BET Hip Hop Awards’ Icon honoree; and a recipient of the Source Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor. Fresh is a tireless social activist and currently serves as Vice President and Co-founder of the Hip Hop Public Health (HHPH) nonprofit whose mission is to end health illiteracy through music and to foster positive health behavior changes, beginning with school-aged children. He continues to tour, averaging a whopping 200 live, domestic performances per year for the past two decades.
Multi-hyphenated artist and New Orleans native Dawn Richard will screen her directorial debut, Pigments, a film about the power of self expression told through the lens of movement and poetry. Featuring dance students from the New Orleans Centre for Creative Arts (NOCCA), Pigments is a beautiful film that tells the story of dance and how it can color, shape, and become actual Pigments that Paint our personal stories. Stay for a lively Q&A discussion after the screening.
You can catch Doug E. Fresh in conversation with Rosie Lopez, Co-Founder and CEO of Opus Music Group, on Thursday, October 26 at 5:00pm.
Pigments will screen on Friday, October 27 at 2:00pm, followed by a Q&A with Dawn Richard.