Athens Hip Hop Harmonic
Wednesday, April 20 at 7 PM
Cine, 234 W. Hancock Ave.
Join the Athens Hip Hop Harmonic in their spring collab, Coming Together, featuring R&B artist Convict Julie, Hip Hop artist Linqua Franqa, emcee Montu Miller, and the UGA Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. Free and open to the public.
You’ll be the first audience to hear Convict Julie’s most recent songs, co-created with UGA lecturer of music Brandon Quarles and the musicians in the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. Linqua Franqa joins us as the dynamic narrator of Coming Together, a work written by Frederic Rzewski in response to the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility in NY. Also on the show is Julius Eastman’s Stay on It, a minimalist, structured improvisation work that draws on repetitions of a short theme to create an infectious groove.
Launched last August, the Athens Hip Hop Harmonic is a multi-year collaboration between local Hip Hop artists and the Hodgson School of Music, supported by UGA’s Arts Lab. It is produced by saxophone professor Connie Frigo, who developed it in collaboration with Mariah Parker (aka Linqua Franqa) and Hip Hop impresario Montu Miller. The first musical pairings last fall featured Hip Hop artists Caufield and Kxng Blanco, co-creating new works with UGA faculty composers Emily Koh and Peter Lane.
See the videos here: