Racial Justice Concert Series (Johns Hopkins Collaboration)

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Racial Justice Concert Series (Johns Hopkins Collaboration)

Baltimore Boom Bap Society


Join Johns Hopkins Center for Music & Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins International Arts + Mind Lab as they kick off the Racial Justice Concert Series on Thursday, March 11th from Noon-1pm ET with Baltimore Boom Bap Society in support of the Baltimore Ceasefire movement.

Hip hop collective Baltimore Boom Bap Society presents an original performance to address root causes of gun violence in our community and bring healing to people and places affected by loss of life in Baltimore.

DJ/producers Wendel Patrick and DJ Dubble8 host guest vocalist and emcee J Pope and bassist Jeron White to create a series of live, improvised compositions.

Baltimore Ceasefire representatives share more about their critical work in the local movement for racial justice and how you can get involved.

We invite you to enjoy this free performance and learn more about the fight for racial justice in the Baltimore community.

How to watch:
Follow the above link to Eventbrite. Choose "Select a Date" button and choose the March 11th option. This ticket grants you access to the Youtube Livestream on the day of the performance.
This performance will be streamed live from Creative Alliance in a Covid-safe environment.

About Baltimore Boom Bap Society & Guest Performers
The Baltimore Baltimore Boom Bap Society is a collaboration between DJ/producers Erik Spangler (DJ Dubble8) and Wendel Patrick. Emerging from an 8-year music series at The Windup Space, this collective is a forum for experimentation and collaboration between local hip hop artists, while placing hip hop in dialogue with other forms of music. Wendel Patrick & DJ Dubble8 invite special guests from Baltimore and beyond to perform with them in diverse combinations to explore a hybrid of free improvisation and beat-based composition. Baltimore Boom Bap Society has performed at the Kennedy Center, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Goucher College, Salisbury University, and numerous residencies at K-12 schools throughout Baltimore.

J Pope is a Baltimore based artist who has traveled throughout the country performing as lead vocalist and emcee for the hip-hop soul band, J Pope and Funk Friday. Her work strives to highlight the beauty and tragedies of the lives of those disenfranchised by inequality and oppression. You can check out her music here.

Baltimore bassist Jeron White, has been very progressive on the jazz/avant-garde scene. Jeron leads his own group, Polarity, and is featured on several recordings. His discography includes Jamal Moore’s “Organix Trio Ancestral Communion” and Theljon Allen's "Prospective."


About Baltimore Ceasefire
The ultimate goal of Baltimore Ceasefire 365 is for everyone in the city to commit to zero murders. We are starting by calling ceasefire weekends, where we ask everyone to be peaceful and celebrate life. 

In doing the outreach for ceasefire weekends, residents are:
• helping each other get the resources they need in their lives.
• having conversations with each other about how to handle conflict differently.
• making commitments to one another to be nonviolent in thoughts, words, and deeds, for AT LEAST the ceasefire weekend.
By agreeing to sacred weekends without murder, and by receiving the resources needed to help us avoid violent encounters, we all will eventually agree to honor the sacredness of EVERY day and put an end to murder. Throughout the year, this movement serves as a hub for organizations and citizens to support one another, work together, and share resources with the goal of seeing an end to murder in Baltimore City.

About the Racial Justice Concert Series
On April 3, our second concert, features the Mount Vernon Virtuosi.

The Racial Justice Concert Series (RJCS), a collaboration among Johns Hopkins students, faculty and staff, harnesses the power of music to bring awareness to issues of racism in Baltimore, and to support Baltimore organizations that focus on racial justice work. The RJCS features performances by Baltimore musicians and provides a platform for racial justice organizations to educate audiences about their efforts. The RJCS is cooperatively produced and funded by the Johns Hopkins Program in Arts, Humanities, & Health, Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine, and Johns Hopkins International Arts + Mind Lab.

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