2(06) The Break Episode One: Founders
with DJ’s U Moore & Vitamin D and commentary with James Croone & DeVon Manier
In celebration of Hip Hop History Month, LANGSTON & Wa Na Wari present a rebroadcast of the full 2(06) The Break series that debuted in May. Episodes 1-7 will be aired at 6 pm each evening, November 11-17 at bit.ly/WaNaWariLive.
2(06) The Break taps into the cultural and technical zeitgeist of multiple eras and presentation genres. From radio DJs who play tracks interspersed with cultural commentary to party DJs who turn up the energy on for the weekend. From the intellectual and expert panel format that deconstructs and contextualizes the culture, to the talk show interview format where deep history is revealed by those who lived it. From the Black Radio where entire communities could come together virtually via the airwaves, to Black Twitter Trends and Black Instagram Live Feeds where disparate parts of the Black Diaspora gather to cohere and amplify our cultural voice.
2(06) The Break seamlessly brings these social and technological forms together in one package to highlight the brilliance of Black culture in the Pacific Northwest through the lens of Hip Hop music and history. In this moment of social distancing and quarantine, we are actively reimagining the ways Black cultural programming can be a balm for the deep sense of isolation so many in our community are feeling. 2(06) The Break taps into the best of Black cultural togetherness, past, and present, to make this happen.
Cultivating Black Brilliance is what we do.
This program is presented in partnership with LANGSTON, Wa Na Wari, and Elliott Bay Book Company. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.