The City of Miramar Presents the 1st Annual Gospel Hip-Hop Cultural Showcase and Summit on Friday May 22nd and Saturday, May 23rd at the Miramar Cultural Center/Artspark.
In partnership with Dunamis Power Productions, this two-day event promises to stimulate, educate and uplift aspiring independent Hip-Hop/Gospel artist by providing "behind the mic" knowledge of the music industry. Local and international artists, including Grammy award nominee Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Dove Nominee Dooney Da Priest will share their art-form while simultaneously creating awareness of multiple sclerosis and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
The purpose of the Gospel Hip-Hop Cultural Showcase and Summit is to provide:
1. An incentive for youth and young adults to create and perform original positive or inspirational music. Target Audience: Middle and High School Students. Aspiring hip-hop artists, independent hip-hop artists, upload your original music, video clips and lyrics to www.sonicbids.com/ghcs to be selected to perform at the GHCS Talent Contest & Show with upcoming independent artists. Songs need not be gospel but must be positive.
? GHCS Talent Contest and Show ? Friday, May 22nd 7:00 pm-9:00 pm at the Miramar Cultural Center/Artspark. The winner will receive a cash prize award of $500, ride in a limo to the Red Carpet Preshow & Concert on Saturday evening, be interviewed on the Red Carpet and perform on stage with national artists.
2. Workshops that will enhance and/or begin careers of aspiring and independent artists. Target Audience: Anyone interested in a music career.
? Educational Summit - Saturday, May 23rd, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Miramar Cultural Center/Artspark. Lunch is included. Participants will learn and discuss artist development, protecting your art through copyright, marketing strategies and other discussions.
3. Hip-hop music fans and the community at large can enjoy an alternative to mainstream hip-hop as they enjoy nationally known inspirational hip-hop artists. Target audience: Everyone
? Red Carpet Preshow and Concert ? Saturday, May 23rd, 7:00 pm ? 10:30 pm at the Miramar Cultural Center/Artspark. Performing in concert, Cross Movement Records presents two time Stellar Award Winner, Da? T.R.U.T.H. and Grammy Nominee, Ambassador. Also performing Dove Nominee Dooney Da Priest with his hit single, ?Pull Up Your Pants?. Grammy Nominee, Gospel Legend and spokesperson for Multiple Sclerosis, Vanessa Bell Armstrong will host the concert and perform.
? Weekend Package $60 - Talent Contest & Show, Educational Summit including lunch, Red Carpet Preshow and Concert - $50 for a group of 20 or more
? Saturday, Educational Workshops Only - $50, $40 for a group of 20 or more
? Saturday Night, Preshow & Concert - $30, $25 for a group of 20 or more
? City of Miramar
? The Mango Festival
? United Way of Broward County
For more information, call the Fund Development Department at 800-225-6495.