Dynamic Duo - Millennium Stage (March 28, 2014)
The Korean hip-hop group, Choiza and Gaeko, debuted in 2004 with the album Taxi Driver, which was the best-selling hip-hop album in South Korea, while their second album, Double Dynamite, won them “Best Hip-Hop Album” in the Korean Music Awards in 2006.
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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 Raise Up - Get Lit Players
Raise Up - Get Lit Players
Youth Speaks, in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage, present an evening to celebrate the winners of the national spoken word competition designed to foster discussion among young people and adults about the challenges and opportunities students face as they strive to stay on the path to graduation. Hosted by D.C. hip-hop artist Gabriel “Asheru” Benn, the program will feature performances from each of the five winners, plus an appearance by DJ Questlove and Black Thought, NPR’s Glynn Washington, and Hill Harper. The RAISE Up project is part of American Graduate - Let's Make It Happen! - a public media initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 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.
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 Lil Buck demonstrates the Gangsta Walk
Lil Buck demonstrates the Gangsta Walk
Charles Riley, better known as Lil Buck, performs a street dance called the Gangsta Walk that originated in Memphis, Tennessee alongside the emergence of "Buck" music in the 1990's. This performance was part of DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Heroes, a night of artists coming together to pay tribute to their artistic inspirations. "For this DEMO we are celebrating our heroes, those who inspire us, the shoulders we all stand upon, and thinking about the idea of heroism in all our lives. DEMO: Heroes will be a roll call of gratitude, with extraordinary artists paying homage through their performances to their inspirations." --Damian Woetzel Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Panjabi MC | LIVE at The Kennedy Center (2011)
Panjabi MC | LIVE at The Kennedy Center (2011)
Performed on the Millennium Stage on February 2, 2011. Borrowing his name from the north Indian language which he uses in his raps, Panjabi MC effectively fuses the two worlds of bhangra (a north Indian dance) and hip hop as heard on his 2002 hit Beware of the Boys, featuring Jay-Z. Part of maximum INDIA. View the full concert at: https://youtu.be/xLvbVaDJ6Es
Play video Lil Buck - "Orbit" from "DEMO: Now" by Damian Woetzel
Lil Buck - "Orbit" from "DEMO: Now" by Damian Woetzel
Choreographed and performed by Lil Buck. Music by Philip Glass; performed by Michael Nicolas. ABOUT DEMO: Former New York City Ballet principal dancer turned director/choreographer/thought leader Damian Woetzel—who was recently named as the next president of The Juilliard School—curates and hosts the third season of his interdisciplinary DEMO series. This installment presented recent commissions and D.C. premieres from some of today’s most creative voices in dance and music. The evening included a new work choreographed by Pam Tanowitz, with music by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw, and the Kennedy Center premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s solo Fandango, danced by New York City Ballet star Sara Mearns and set to the music of Boccherini. Additional artists included the game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider, Memphis jookin street dance pioneer Lil Buck, and former Merce Cunningham Dance Company performers and modern dance luminaries Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell. March 7, 2018 Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb