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poTENtial: Cultural

poTENtial: Cultural

Northwest Mixtape – A Conversation about the History of Hip Hop
June 4, 2016 at 7pm
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The Pacific Northwest has a relationship with hip hop culture that is complex and, on occasion, commercially exceptional. Its influences have quietly and broadly affected language, fashion, art, and local life in ways that are not always recognized by mainstream audiences. In this conversation, journalist and author Donnell Alexander takes a look at the secrets behind hip hop in the Pacific Northwest. He will look at what makes Pacific Northwest hip hop unique, provide context for the history that brought mainstays into being, and explore how hip hop has influenced social, artistic, and political life in the region.

Northwest Mixtape is a conversation and performance that will bring the cultural aspects of performance and music arts to the residents of Hood River in an open forum. Donnell will be partnering with Kevin Jeffrey, a Northwest native and Portland resident, who is one of the many hip hop musicians to make a life from his passion. Both will discuss how the cultural expression of hip hop has shaped not only their lives, but an entire demographic of young adults.

Join us for this lively and enlightening evening of music and conversation. We will start the night with a brief interview with Mr. Alexander and Kevin Jeffrey, followed by a presentation and performance.

This poTENtial program is generously sponsored by Oregon Humanities Conversation Project.

poTENtial Program Series: 10 Years of Bringing Art to Life
In honor of our 10th anniversary, Columbia Arts presents 10 special events in 2016.

  • June 4, 2016
    7:00pm - 9:00pm



Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

215 Cascade Avenue, PO Box 1543, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States

Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • June 4, 2016
    7:00pm - 9:00pm