The Welfare Poets
New York, NY
Venue Address (Get Directions)Trinity College (Trinity International Hip-Hop Summit)
Date and Time
Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 8:00pm
Founded in the spring of 2006, the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival was created to combat the disunity, segregation, and violence of Hartford, CT and Trinity College. Using the historically education-oriented and politically revolutionary medium — Hip Hop – and focusing on its global potency and proliferation, the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival works to unify Trinity College, the city of Hartford, and the Globe.
The primary goal of the Festival’s diverse events is education.
For Hip Hop, the 21st century has been a century of unprecedented popularity, expansion, and adaptation. While corporate media powers have largely stripped American Hip Hop of the positive energy present in its nativity, the music has blazed new frontiers around the globe. As American radio stations spin pre-selected, money driven, play lists that revolve around money and misogyny, Hip Hop artists outside of the U.S. have preserved the culture’s positive elements and infused the culture with new life mixing it with strands of their respective national cultures. Expressed in all languages and in all corners of the globe, the Hip Hop Nation has no borders. Harnessing the positive energy of Hip Hop for the past six years, the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival has been a true unifier — attended by individuals from all ages, areas, and ethnic backgrounds hailing from more than 35 countries.