Soulful sounds, hip-hop and poetry abound in “Street Science: A Celebration of Hip-Hop Culture” Saturday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m., in the Dorothy Menker Theater inside the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills.
The performance, free for all students, features Omar Offendum with The Reminders, Amirah Sackett, and DJ Man-O Wax (Asad Ali Jafri). Tickets are $30 for general admission and $25 for senior citizens.
Offendum, a Syrian-American rapper/poet living in Los Angeles, is known for his unique blend of hip-hop and Arabic poetry. He has helped raise millions of dollars for various humanitarian and relief groups. The Reminders duo seamlessly blend soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group’s members include Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black. Jafri performs internationally, spinning spiritual, soulful and funky music from around the world.
This performance is part of Moraine Valley’s Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America project, which highlights the artistic and cultural diversity of Muslim artists living and working in the United States.
Funding for this project is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ Building Bridges: Arts Culture and Identity, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
Tickets are available online at morainevalley.edu/fpac or at the Box Office, located inside the Fine and Performing Arts Center. For more information, call the Box Office at (708) 974-5500.