5e Gallery’s Internet Radio Station entitled DetroitFreqRadio.com announces 3 new shows for your listening enjoyment. Radio Improv with legendary bassist Angi Jackson, focuses on the various aspects of Jazz culture, Soul Sauce with Flaquito Hernandez highlights songs from around the world with one thing in common… Soul, and Cruise Control with DJ Sicari takes you on a musical journey thru Hip-Hop, Groove, Reggae and Live Acoustic performances highlighting Detroit’s artists along with global music producers. Be sure to visit DetroitFreqRadio.com and enjoy!
Hundreds have purchased our signature black and white “Know The Elements” design! Join the movement and stand out among the others! Pre-Order Your “Limited Edition” Know The Elements Rasta Hoodie Today! Only 100 will be made. Available until Feb. 14th. Only $44.99! Proceeds benefit the 5e Gallery Expansion Project!
The inspiration for this design is the many lovers of reggae I’ve met over the years while spinnin’. It’s something about the rhythm and vibe of the islands music that lifts spirits and makes people dance. Infused with love, the culture is all about raising the vibration of the people to a loving frequency. From the positive vibes of Bob Marley to the Dub production style of Lee “Scratch” Perry, Reggae is loved globally.
Moving from the Island to the South Bronx, Kool Herc – The Godfather of Hip-Hop, utilized the culture he knew to bring the people together in celebration at the event credited as the first “Hip-Hop” party. Whenever “the people” unite, the outcome is magnificent. Reggae and Hip-Hop have many parallels. There are different sub-genres such as Roots, Dancehall, Dub, Lovers Rock, Ska… (You get the point). When a dancehall artist performs you hear purely rhythmic Patwa bars over bangin’ beats and resonating basslines! They are truly the emcees of the culture. If that ain’t Hip-Hop, I don’t know what is. It’s because of these similarities and Jamaica’s contribution to Hip-Hop, I created a design that shows we “Respect Our Roots (#barz lol).” I’m not saying Hip-Hop came from Jamaica, I’m saying “recognize the melting pot of cultures Hip-Hop really is.”
The Know The Elements Rasta Collection is available in a black or navy hoodie, short or long sleeved tee. Pre-Order Yours Today at http://teespring.com/kterasta! Peace - DJ Sicari
We’re excited to announce the 1st release of our Official Detroit Hip-Hop hoodie. Created as a dedication to the Motor City’s Globally Embraced Hip-Hop culture, this exclusive hoodie is only available during our current Teespring.com campaign until Jan. 18th. Pre-Order yours today at http://teespring.com/detroithiphop
As you may know, 5e Gallery has moved to a larger building located at 8120 Grand River Avenue. The new 5e location not only will better accommodate our globally recognized Hip-Hop Cultural Arts Awareness, Life-Skills and Gender Equality programs, but also allows us to expand our 5e Sonic Makerspace Program to include a production lab where youth use math, science and electronic technologies to innovate, design and produce conceptual products.
We are asking for your funding support to help 5e buy equipment, furniture, paint and supplies. Your generosity will allow 5e to make necessary interior design renovations to house our expanded programmatic vision.
To support the 5e Gallery Expansion Project, click the “Donation” button. Thank you for your continued support of 5e Gallery’s Hip-Hop Cultural Arts and Awareness programming!
It is truly an honor to host a “Sneak Peek” screening of “American Revolutionary” in 5e Gallery / D. Blair Theater @ Cass Corridor Commons. As warriors in the struggle of achieving peace and justice in our lives, it is only right and well to honor and celebrate those who have selflessly paved the way. Grace’s work in the community has globally impacted and inspired social activists immensely (Ironically… I’m actually wearing the Boggs Center t-shirt dedicated to her husband James “Jimmy” Boggs right now; #Solutionary). The film highlights Grace’s accomplishments and gives a deeper understanding of what her life is like as an “American Revolutionary.”
You can attend a sneak peak screening of “American Revolutionary” The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs on Wednesday June 25th, 2014 at 5e Gallery / D. Blair Theater before it airs on POV/PBS June 30th 2014. Admission is Free! (Only Free!… What a Steal!) Hope to see you there!
Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty
D. Blair Theater @ Cass Corridor Commons
5e Gallery @ Cass Corridor Commons