Francisco Molina Reyes II

Graffiti Hall of Fame 2016

Panoramic @ Graffiti Hall of Fame 2016 (Day 1)

(August 27, 2016) Fresh walls are going up at the NYC Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem. The annual weekend event organized by Joey TDS & James Top Productions often brings together graffiti artists, including local legends and pioneers, with others from around the world. The walls are located in the Jackie Robinson Educational Complex playground, East 106th Street off the corner of Park Avenue, East Harlem.

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‘Women in Salsa’ @ BMHC

(August 20, 2016) The Bronx Music Heritage Center whipped up more summer entertainment, this time as part of the month long celebration Bronx SalsaFest. ‘Women in Salsa’ featured a poetic recital by “La Madrina” Sandra Maria Esteves — one of founders of the Nuyorican Poetry Movement — accompanied by percussionist Bobby Sanabria.

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Loíza Festival in El Barrio (Finale)

Milteri Tucker & Bombazo Dance Company @ The 49th Annual Festival de Santiago Apostol en El Barrio

(July 31, 2016) The 49th Annual Festival de Santiago Apostol en El Barrio finale commenced with the traditional processional from Saint Cecilia Church (E.106th Street, between Lexington and Park Ave.), along a truncated route to the festival venue (109th Street, between Third and Second Ave). Weather conditions prompted the decision to shorten the route.

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Festival Santiago Apostol De Loíza En El Barrio

BombaYo (Special Edition) @ The 49th Annual Festival Santiago Apostol De Loíza En El Barrio

(July 30, 2016) Day Two of the 49th Annual Festival Santiago Apostol De Loíza En El Barrio, also called Loíza Festival in El Barrio, brought a showcase of bomba, plena and surprises. The festival, for the first time in its history, featured a presentation by the group Taíno Guatu-Ma-cu A Boriken, as a reaffirmation of Puerto Rico’s indigenous heritage.

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“13 Years of Park Jams in The Bronx” Opening

“13 Years of Tools of War Park Jams in The Bronx” Exhibit Opening


(July 28, 2016)
After three years of determined effort, the “13 Years of Tools of War Park Jams in The Bronx” exhibition finally came together. Thanks to the support of Elena Martinez and Bobby Sanabria at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, over 200 photographs hit the walls, as a personal homage to the True School NYC Park Jam Series.

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12th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

 

NAS performs @ The 12th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

(July 16, 2016) A sudden rainfall could not cool down the heat at the 12th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Main Stage headliners included none other than NAS (Nasir Jones ) with special guests The Soul Rebels, Bed-Stuy’s own Fabolous, Brooklynite activist MC Talib Kweli and one of Hip-Hop’s hottest wordsmiths Rapsody. The official house spinner was DJ Rob Swift, with hosts Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Torae at the helm.

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Crotona Park Jams 2016 (Week 2)

DJ GrandWizzard Theodore @ Crotona Park Jams 2016 (Week 2)

(July 14, 2016) The 2016 Crotona Park Jams are officially underway. After cancellation of Week 1, due to weather, Week 2 withstood the hour-long deluge of rain and thunder to emerge unscathed. Making the event happen were DJs Chuck City, Rockin’ Rob and GrandWizzard Theodore. As the word got out that the jam was still on, people promptly began to show up.

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Citi💯 exhibit! On view until March 26th

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