The festival will feature American rapper Nas with the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Illmatic.
Mar. 27-30: Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2014
The biennial Split This Rock Poetry Festival kicks off today and will bring poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions and youth programming to D.C. through Sunday. The four-day festival will showcase poets working at the intersection of social change and the imagination. You’ll be able to attend readings by award-winning poets, including Natalie Diaz, Eduardo C. Corral and Yusef Komunyakaa.
Mar. 27-Apr. 7: One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide
The Kennedy Center and Hi-ARTS present One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide through April 7. The festival will highlight MCing, DJing, B-Boying, and graffiti writing, the original four elements of this uniquely American art form, through discussions, visual art exhibitions, and performances featuring everything from dance to theater and of course, music.
Music: “Hip Hop Is Dead” by Nas