Krip-Hop Nation’s 10th Anniversary & Legacy of Joe Capers

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Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Krip-Hop Nation and the Legacy of Oakland’s Joe Capers aka Blind Joe with a FREE Saturday afternoon show and celebration featuring local disabled artists and musicians and more! Brown woman in her bedroom in her wheelchair with a guitar on her lap. She's looking out the window. On the walls are three posters: Krip-Hop 10th anniversary, POOR Magazine poster, and a Blind Joe Capers, The Joe Capers Legacy with Joe as a little boy behind Leroy Moore as Leroy speaks into a microphone. The flyer reads: Celebrating Krip-Hop Nation’s 10th Anniversary & the Legacy Of Joe Capers. Art by Manfred Schmerz.

The celebration will also include a report back from “A Journey To The South,” a six city tour around South Africa interviewing artists with disabilities, and we’ll publicly reveal the Joe Capers Project/film documentary’s trailer with local Hip-Hop artist and teacher, Naru Kwina. We’ll be dancing to the music of Krip-Hop Nation with original Krip-Hop visual art, paintings, drawings and historical flyers. List of performers are growing, like poets Joy Elán, Lateef McLeod, Popoets of POOR Magazine, and musicians like queercripfemme collander, aka Alli Yates, and more.

This event takes place at the end of July to coincide with Joe Capers Month in August. Joe Capers, aka Blind Joe, a blind musician and producer, was one of the creators of the sounds of Oakland music scene in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.

This is the first of two celebrations! Check out our August event on Facebook.

Many personal fragrances, perfumes, and detergents make people very ill. Please refrain from using scented products at this event so more community members may attend. For a partial list of unscented products, visit East Bay Meditation Center’s list online. See more info here about being fragrance free and why it’s important.

The Eastside Arts Alliance is wheelchair accessible.
Please note: While we are asking guests to come fragrance-free and will be changing the soaps in the bathroom, this is not regularly a fragrance-free space, and we do not have capacity to make this a fragrance-free event.
The venue is not near any BART stations. Fruitvale BART is 1.4 miles away. Street parking is available.
To request an ASL interpreter please contact Alli at 949-395-7360 by July 21st.
For any access inquiries please comment on the event page!

Krip-Hop Nation Mission is to educate the music, media industries and general public about the talents, history, rights and marketability of Hip-Hop artists and other musicians with disabilities. Krip-Hop main objective is to get the musical talents of hip-hop artists with disabilities into the hands of media outlets, educators, and hip-hop, disabled and race scholars, youth, journalists and hip-hop conference coordinators. Krip-Hop Nation reports on the latest news about musicians with disabilities through their website, (New site coming soon), and columns, Krip-Hop internet radio show and other Krip-Hop publications.