Tai Chi, Jarv, DJ Rec, Congo Sanchez

Fri · June 8, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$25 in advance - $30 day of show / Lecture $25 / Lecture and show $45 (advance only)

Tickets at the Door

KRS-One has been a musician and pioneer of the Hip Hop community for more than 20 years, and has over 20 albums to his credit. He has been called the “conscience of Hip Hop” (Rolling Stone), “the greatest live emcee ever” (The Source), the “spokesperson for Hip Hop” (Wall Street Journal), “master teacher” (Zulu Nation), and the “son of Hip Hop” (Kool DJ Herc).

KRS-One has lectured at over 500 universities, published three groundbreaking books, established the Temple of Hip Hop for the spiritual exploration of Hip Hop’s culture, and has done much more highly influential work in the Hip Hop community. At the 2008 BET Awards, KRS-One was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for all his work and effort towards the Stop the Violence Movement as well as his overall pioneering of hip-hop music and culture.


Lecture 6PM at the Pushkin Gallery (4 Federal St. Greenfield, MA) 

Lawrence Parker (born August 20, 1965 in Brooklyn, NY, United States), better known by his stage name KRS-One, is an American MC and producer. His name is an acronym of "Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone".

Over his career, he has been known by several pseudonyms including "Kris Parker," "The Blastmaster," "The Teacha," and "The Philosopher." At the 2008 BET Awards, KRS-One was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for all his work and effort towards the Stop the Violence Movement as well as the overall pioneering of hip-hop music and culture.
Tai Chi
Springfield Massachusetts native
Growing up in city were being eclectic
and creative is not supported. I had to find my influences music and style wise from outside sources like the internet.
Even growing up I knew i was more of an old soul. When all of my peer playlist had " Chris brown" I was listen to Lauryn hill, amy winehouse and . During my youth (age 11) time is where I fell in love with soul music and that stuck with me through out my life . So much so that it is translated through my music today.
Making Songs are like mini venting session for me . The help me get through and unleash emotions that i have suppressed.
I feel like music now lacks art and messages . When you can genuinely be yourself and your words create and safe heaven for the listener . I think that's the Ultimate pay off for an artist.
Congo Sanchez
Congo Sanchez
The evolution of this ensemble has happened naturally over the past year and a half. Having captivated audiences from coast to coast, and finished up their first full length record, it is clear that Congo, Haile and Flex are on the rise as a cutting edge musical force. The influences in the music are quite diverse. Congo's time as the drummer for Thievery Corporation has clearly had an affect on his ears as he continues to explore the downtempo, reggae mezcla, with an obvious hip-hop overtone to the over all musical composition. You will be taken through an array of sounds and rhythms, paying homage to the roots of music with thick layers of percussion, signature to the Congo Sanchez sound. Most importantly the band puts out a conscious message which is typically non existent in most of the music we hear these days.
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301