In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture (HCAC) presents Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen (MHHK) for its seventh annual event on Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. in the Main Theater. Entitled “Volume 7: Celebrating Sisterhood,” this free Hip-Hop concert honors women in the arts through lyrics, song and dance. The event features performances from a variety of artists including: DJ Quiana Parks, Lah Tere, Caridad de la Luz “La Bruja”, Full Circle Soul Sistahs, Likwuid, Narubi Selah, NeNe Ali, Colored Girls Hustle, Pelham Academy Eagles, Not Enough Mics Collective, LC the Poet, D. Scott, Audible Chocolate, MC Beats, and Laurie Markiewicz.
Inaugurated in 2008 at the O. Henry Learning Center in Manhattan before moving to Hostos in 2009, MHHK is a multifaceted hip-hop event designed to showcase female artists, especially women of color. MHHK serves as a platform for social justice and community building, which educates and empowers all people of color on issues including HIV/AIDS and reproductive justice.
“International Women’s Month comes every year, but this year is all about initiating dialogue about the actions needed to create and maintain strong sisterhood,” said MHHK Co-founder Kathleen Adams. “Too often the accomplishments of women are not celebrated and women are portrayed in a negative light. It is time to rise up and celebrate seven years of edifying and uplifting our young and adult women through the power of the hip-hop culture.”
Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets must be picked up in person at the Hostos Center for the Arts Box Office, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and two hours prior to performance.
What: Mama’s Hip Hop Kitchen, “Vol 7: Celebrating Sisterhood”
When: Saturday, March 1, 2 p.m. (Doors Open at 1:30 p.m.)
Where: Main Theater, The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
Box Office: 718-518-4455
Subway/Bus: IRT Trains 2, 4, 5 and Buses Bx1, Bx2, Bx19 to 149th Street and Grand Concourse
About the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture consists of a museum-grade art gallery, a 367-seat Repertory Theater, and a 900-seat Main Theater, presenting artists of national and international renown. It is easily accessible from Manhattan, Queens and New Jersey and is a mere 15 minutes by subway from midtown Manhattan.
About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique “Student Success Coaching Unit” provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Hostos offers 29 associate degree programs and five certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 480,000 students at 24 colleges.