BREAK IT DOWN
Written and Performed by Herb Newsome
Directed by Reginald Douglas
January 10th at 7:30 PM
January 11th at 3 PM and 7:30 PM
January 12th at 3 PM
4060 Allequippa St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
A multimedia show that tells the story of the early days of Hip Hop through a live performance of the four elements:
DJing, Emceeing, B-Boying and Graffiti Art.
Explore the history behind the music set in the Bronx, NY, during a time where urban decay and gang culture inspired a people to create their own form of expression. Playing 10 Characters using music, dance, video, graffiti, and rhyming, the audience will be taken on a journey through the world of Hip Hop.
It’s the story of the pioneers who created this music genre. The story of Benjy Melendez, Charlie Suarez and the Ghetto Brothers as they navigate the streets of the Bronx through gang life in the early 1970’s . The story then pivots to the historical characters Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Africa Bambatta, Richie “Crazy Legs” Colon and the RockSteady Crew, early graffiti artist, Cornbread and Taki 183, and a number of MC’s throughout history. Performed at sol out shows in New York and Los Angeles, Break It Down is a spectacular feat you won't want to miss.
$15- Seniors 65 and over
$10- Students under 12
*Group rates of $10 for 10 persons or more attending the same performance.