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2012 Festival Video - Citified

Citified Program Introduction


Curator Portia James and artist Jay Coleman describe the 2012 Festival program Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the AnacostiaRead More

 

Citified Artist Profile: Chanel Compton


Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River explores creativity, identity, and community in Far Southeast Washington, D.C., neighborhoods. ChanelRead More

 

Ebony Hillbillies


The Ebony Hillbillies, an African American string band, perform at the Sounds of Monticello and the Blue Ridge concert, produced inRead More

 

Jay Coleman: Time-lapse Painting


Jay Coleman is a visual artist and educator from Washington D.C. In this time-lapse video, he paints a portrait in fifteenRead More

 

Christylez Freestyle


GRAMMY-nominated, progressive hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon discusses the importance of improvisation (freestyling) in hip-hop and accepts a challenge to createRead More

 

Progressive Hip-Hop with Christylez Bacon


GRAMMY-nominated musician Christylez Bacon is well known for his imaginative blending of acoustic and hip-hop music accompanied by oral percussionRead More

 

Meet the Taratibu Youth Association Steppers


The Taratibu Youth Association Steppers, a dance company composed of twenty-one young women, create powerful rhythms with their precise footworkRead More

 

South African Gumboot from the Taratibu Youth Association Steppers


The Taratibu Youth Association Steppers, a dance company from the D.C. area, show off powerful footwork that sound out traditionalRead More

 

Nu Flava Ink


Husband and wife Charles “Coco” Bayron and Yvonne Bayron share stories about their tattoo shop Nu Flava Ink, located inRead More

 

Albus Cavus Art Collective


Albus Cavus is a non-profit collective of artists, educators, and visionaries who use art, science, and technology to improve publicRead More