Health, Love, Hustle, and Play with Stic - Millennium Stage (April 29, 2017)
Join health and Hip Hop power couple Stic of DEAD PREZ with nutritionist Afya Ibomu in an exploration of The Veg Effect, a discussion about the art of holistic living, and a love and Fit Hop performance. Fit Hop is a new genre of hardcore Hip Hop and optimistic lyricism that builds on holistic health and fitness, sobriety, martial arts, and meditation, in the same vein as straight-edge music for the punk scene. Presented in collaboration with Kennedy Center Sound Health.
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Play video Kendrick Lamar and the National Symphony Orchestra - "These Walls"
Kendrick Lamar and the National Symphony Orchestra - "These Walls"
On October 20, 2015, Kendrick Lamar and the NSO Pops delivered a one-night-only performance at The Kennedy Center featuring some of Lamar's biggest hits and cuts from his lyrical masterpiece “To Pimp a Butterfly”.
Play video Talib Kweli - "Just to Get By" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center (2014)
Talib Kweli - "Just to Get By" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center (2014)
This concert, presented in cooperation with Georgetown University as part of their Faith, Culture, and the Common Good initiative, features artists of diverse faiths—MCs Talib Kweli, Jin, Poetic Pilgrimage, AmKoullel, The Narcicyst, and Mandeep Sethi and DJ Boo—in a performance showcasing interreligious diversity and tolerance through the hip-hop lens. The Millennium Stage is a FREE performance series and part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It features a broad spectrum of national and international performing arts companies, from dance and jazz, to chamber music and folk, comedy, storytelling and theater, every day of the year. Performances always begin at 6pm. You can join us in person or visit us online at http://www.kennedy-center.org/millennium/ There, we broadcast each night's performances LIVE as well as make over 2,500 past performances available in our video archives. Watch the full performance here: http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/videos/?id=M5772 For more information about Talib Kweli, please visit: http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/artists/?entity_id=109441&source_type=B
Play video Tap Dance Meets Beatbox - LIVE IMPROV! | Caleb Teicher & Christopher Celiz
Tap Dance Meets Beatbox - LIVE IMPROV! | Caleb Teicher & Christopher Celiz
Critically-acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and director Caleb Teicher joined vocalist/beatboxer Christopher Celiz for a completely improvised collaboration on the Millennium Stage. Part of a Pre-Show performance for: National Symphony Orchestra DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents Jon Batiste, Kishi Bashi, and Joachim Horsley Ben Folds curates and hosts this unique “part concert, part party” event that defies the traditional classical music presentation by shining a spotlight on great live music performed by the NSO and special guests in a laid-back and relaxed setting. June 29, 2018 Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Top Notch 2017 at the Kennedy Center: Final Round
Top Notch 2017 at the Kennedy Center: Final Round
Watch the entire performance here: http://www.kennedy-center.org/video/index/M64180 Top Notch 2017: a 3v3 b-boy competition presented as part of the annual Words Beats & Life Festival. Watch as leading b-boys and b-girls from around the country defy the laws of gravity and compete for cash prizes, while legendary DJ’s spin the hottest tracks. The competition was judged by Box Won (KRS/Illadelphlave, Philadelphia), Ghost (Lionz of Zion, Virginia), and Kid Clyde (Dynamic Rockers, New York City). The event also featured DJ Ruggz (Breaks Kru, New York City) as soundmaster and Nemesis (Breaks Kru, New York City) and Trus Real (Lionz of Zion, Maryland) as MC. Fine Lines Paint Jam As a celebration of graffiti and fine arts, Words Beats & Life invited 30 D.C.-based artists to create live works of art at the Kennedy Center, complete with music from DJ Vico Vibez. This year’s Fine Lines Paint Jam drew inspiration from the classic Hip Hop film Wild Style. B-boy/b-girl culture and more was also explored with the panel discussion “Foundation: B-boys and B-girls in Hip Hop Culture” featuring Jorge “POPMASTER FABEL” Pabon, Honey Rockwell, B-boy Orko, and Joseph Schloss. Visit the Kennedy Center's Hip Hop Culture page at to learn more: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/series/HHC Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Be Steadwell - "Who Have I Become" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Be Steadwell - "Who Have I Become" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Be Steadwell (with Asha Santee on cajón) performs "Who Have I Become" LIVE at The Kennedy Center. Be Steadwell is a singer-songwriter and filmmaker from Washington D.C. who uses her roots in jazz, a cappella and folk music to present a blend which she calls “queer pop.” In her live performances, she utilizes looping, vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage. Part of Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, November 15, 2016. Watch the full performance: https://youtu.be/3_vfY4j_ohQ Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video KAZAXE by Azuka-Bom | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
KAZAXE by Azuka-Bom | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
KAZAXE (Kah-Zah-Shay) creator Azuka-Bom leads a high-intensity routine set to "One Wine" by Machel Montano & Sean Paul ft. Major Lazer. Kazaxé by Azuka-Bom is a local dance fitness company that operates out of Springfield, VA. Bring out the wild (and a lil’ bit of the sexy) in you and dance hard to the rumbling international beats of dancehall, soca, acrobat, and more! Kazaxé isn't just about the dancing, it’s about the tribe, raising vibrations from within ourselves and bursting out to the world together. For more information, visit kazaxe.com. Part of Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, January 1, 2018. Watch the full performance: https://youtu.be/Qf6gshq2nDM Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb