WEEKEND: The Bootleg Festival

by Winston "Stone" Ford

Local DC nonprofit Words, Beats, and Life is sponsoring“The Bootleg Festival: Mixtapes, Film & Hip-Hop’s Underground Economy” this weekend which combines live music with short film screenings and panel discussions. The films focus on the hip-hop diaspora through out the world, from Africa, Europe, and North America on Friday, to South America and the Caribbean on Saturday.

I”m glad that more light is shown on the global nature of hip-hop, since films of this nature are sorely unappreciated. The trailer above is for the documentary, Clash A’ Da Tight 1’s, which profiles grime music in the UK and Australia. (thx to All Our Noise for the trailer link)