PUSH IT! OPIRG Kingston’s 2nd Annual Hip Hop Festival, in collaboration with the Levana Gender Advocacy Centre, presents…
BOTTOMS UP: QUEER & FEMINIST HIP HOP NIGHT
featuring LOST BOIS, ABSTRACT RANDOM, & MC MAN CHYNA
Saturday, March 3rd
The Mansion (basement) – 506 Princess St.
doors at 9pm
Check out the facebook event.
*Venue is unfortunately NOT wheelchair-accessible and the show is NOT all ages. We apologize for that.
Tickets $10 available at the Grey House (51 Bader Lane), Monday to Thursday 11am-5pm
OR at the door
$25 for a festival pass (covers all 3 festival events including the OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP DANCE PARTY & 2 shows)
Want to help out?
We’re also looking for volunteers to help out with set-up/take down and running the door at the shows! You will be granted FREE admission to the show!
Write us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Festival details at www.hiphop.opirgkingston.org
Lost Bois are a queer hip-pop duo for studs, bubbles, girlies, and weirdos of all kinds. A.O. and B.Steady are self-described as “a couple of silly sexy word sculptresses from DC with a mission to make fun music for the most serious of strugglers.” At the age of 12 two lost bois met and, in friendship found musical solidarity. In their teens, A.O. and B.steady shared the stage as vocalists in a jazz band, falling in love with the nuances of the jazz standard. Through college, the bois independently fostered their passions for music and founded The Q Crew; an all-female queer rap trio. Upon their return to DC in the summer of ’09, A.O. and B.Steady reunited with a fierce determination to challenge the sexist, racist, and homophobic hot-mess that is mainstream music. The Lost Bois are revolutionizing the queer music scene with a mission to make wacky and silly music for the most serious of strugglers.
Abstract Random is a three human animal in facepaint and costume under a video projection. They call the wordsoundbeat electro dub hop bringing back feminist political cool. Composed of Jamilah Malika (vocals), Loversun aka F. Nocera (producer, vocals, visuals) and Ayo Leilani (vocals). They have played NXNE, Canadian Music Week, Under The Volcano, Brooklyn Boihood, Womens’ World Conference, Nuit Blanche, Manifesto; from galleries to bars to bookstores, festivals and parks; with the love from audiences from their hometown of Toronto to Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Guelph and Brooklyn.
Man Chyna burst from a Smoky Mountain-womb, just like his personal (s)hero, Dolly Parton. Part burlesque and part faggotronic rap, Man Chyna strip hops around Canada like a sissy M.I.A (Sissy Elliot?). Won’t you be the Boy-oncé to his Gay-Z? Mo Homo.