Welcome to the 10th Annual International Soul Society Festival! June 17 – 24, 2018
The International Soul Society Festival is an all ages, week-long series of events celebrating the full spectrum of Hip-Hop, Urban Arts and its many influences. The following is a brief overview of our upcoming events. Click on the event links for details or visit our events page. View event flier.
- Sunday, 6/17, 6 – 8pm: Hip Hop Parallels and Paradoxes: Community Town Hall. A discussion about the representation, aesthetics and diverse celebrations within Urban dance culture.
- Monday, 6/18, 7 – 10pm: That’s House: Entrepreneurship and Community Building
- Tuesday, 6/19, 7 – 10pm: The Preservatory Project: The Artist’s Role, featuring special guests E the poet-emcee, Tatiana Desardouin and Al J. Powell
- Wednesday, 6/20, 7 – 11pm: Dance Workshops with Cody “Coflo” Ferreira and Tatiana Desardouin
- Thursday, 6/21, 9pm – 2am: The Nexus DJ Showcase hosted by DJ Mate Masie
- Friday, 6/22, 8pm – midnight: On & On: A Hip Hop Continuum 1 vs 1 Hip Hop Dance Battle & Jam featuring Kev Brown
- Saturday, 6/23, 2 – 8pm: The Abyss: A House Dance Experience “The Final Cypher”
- Sunday, 6/24, 2 – 8pm: The Book of Styles Boogaloo/Popping Dance Battle
- Sunday, 6/24, 10pm – 2am: Festival Closing Party: The Underground Soul Solution with Sam “The Man” Burns
Stay linked with Urban Artistry’s and ISSF’s social media for event and schedule details.
About International Soul Society Festival
This action-packed festival creates the much needed opportunities for inspiration and collaboration amongst global artists right here in our Nation’s capital. Through dance battles and workshops, DJ competitions, film viewings and graffiti exhibitions, there is something for everyone at the International Soul Society Festival, from age nine to ninety-nine.
About Urban Artistry
Urban Artistry, an International Culture and Education Project based in the DC Metro Area is a 501(c)(3) non-profit collective of dancers, artists, historians, musicians, folklorists and documentary filmmakers on a mission to preserve and continue the practice of urban dance, music and arts culture throughout the world.
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