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Classes Available + Dialogue with Rosa Clemente and Chuck D on Saturday 10/11, 2-3 p.m. (Begins Promptly at 2 p.m.)

Thanks to all who came out to the opening of Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop. Photos will be posted soon to our Flickr. In the meantime, some good news: there is still some class availability for Fall, especially for our teen classes – in BlackBook, Poetry and Lyricism, Beatmaking, and Drums – contact Keisa Davis for details at 323-734-1165 or at

And, we’re excited to announce that we are hosting a surprise special event coming up this Saturday 10/11 at The William Grant Still Arts Center.

Groundings: Dialogue with Rosa Clemente and Chuck D

10710878_1524369154475120_3291864313351444615_nSaturday, October 11, 2:00-3:00pm

Dialogue will start promptly at 2:00pm. Please note the the dialogue was initially scheduled to conclude at 4:00pm in some announcements –  we apologize for the change.

Come take part in a session discussing hip-hop’s role – both past and present – in struggles for social justice with guests Rosa Clemente and Chuck D, moderated by The Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop curator Sohail Daulatzai. 

For those who didn’t make it – and those who wish to come back – the exhibition will be open to view before and after the dialogue, during the Center’s usual hours Tuesday-Saturday from 12Noon-5 p.m., through November 22.