Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.
Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.
Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.
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King Khazm “Diaries of a MAD”
June 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - June 18, 2016 @ 10:00 pm$5
(Seattle, Washington) June 17-18, 2016 marks the highly anticipated return of Hip Hop emcee, producer, and organizer King Khazm, with a double album release and theater production entitled “Diaries of a MAD.” The first show at the newly renovated Historic Washington Hall.
Diaries of a MAD is an interdisciplinary installation, uniquely bridging music, cinema, and performing arts in an intimate exploration of struggle and perseverance. The album is laden with crisp snares, warm kicks, and dusty samples produced by members of Dev From Above, Third Eye Bling and Khazm and his beat crew, The Konstructicons. The soundscapes of this autobiographical essay paint a dark lacquer of social commentary.
The stage show, produced by Olisa “Spyc-e” Enrico, is an artistic interpretation of how a bi-racial, disabled youth was able to overcome challenges in Seattle’s Southend. An amalgam of Hip Hop, Japanese culture and disability awareness; the conceptual musical performances, blended with visual projections, dance and theatrical segments, push the boundaries of what is and what can be.
In 2003, King Khazm, along with his rap group- Cyphalliance, emerged onto the Northwest Hip Hop scene with exceptional response with debut album “Industreets.” A barrage of technological mishaps and life prevented the long awaited follow up album from seeing the light of day- until now.
One decade later, Living as a MAD has been miraculously recovered, and after several months of extensive reconstruction, the album will finally be released. This sonically diverse project, recorded at Seattle’s renown Pharmacy, includes production by Jake One, Vitamin D, DJ Tre, Kitone, and others. The soundscape ranges from socially conscious lyrics to smooth melodic vocals.
Diaries of a MAD and Living as a MAD both release on Fresh Chopped Beats / MADK Productions and will be available at iTunes, Amazon.com and finer Hip Hop specialty stores.
For more information and announcements, visit www.freshchoppedbeats.com
King Khazm “Diaries of a MAD” Theaterical Experience
June 17-18, 2016
153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Doors 7:00pm / Curtain 8:00pm
$25 General / $35 VIP / $5 Students 18 & Under
Tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com
Sponsored by 206 Zulu, 4Culture, Office of Arts & Culture Seattle, Artist Trust, and Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.