Thursday Agassiz Baldwin Hip Hop Fest encourages kids in audience to take stage

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The Agassiz Baldwin Afterschool program’s Hip Hop Festival returns Thursday for its 19th February vacation, this time with at least eight music and dance acts scheduled to show what they can do.

That number could grow as audience members get inspired, said Phoebe Sinclair, community liaison for the Agassiz Baldwin Community.

It’s an interactive festival that “empowers children to become performers themselves, either during the show as surprise ‘guerrilla’ acts,” Sinclair said, “or by returning the following year with a dance routine all their own.”

The planned acts include MC Naheem Garcia, DjBOSS, FloorLords (seen above in 2013 in an Agassiz Baldwin Community photo), the King Open Extended Day Dance Crew, OrigiNation, The Hip Hop Transformation and dancers from the Community Arts Center and Deborah Mason School of Dance.

Agassiz Baldwin Afterschool’s 19th Annual Hip Hop Festival runs from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Maria L. Baldwin School, 28 Sacramento St., in the Agassiz neighborhood between Porter and Harvard squares. Tickets are $2 per person, or $5 per family, with Agassiz Baldwin Children’s Program families able to attend for free.

This post was written from a press release.

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