Tuesday, December 29, 2009
A year after the The Gaza Massacre and the murder of Oscar Grant, Rebel Diaz's own, Rodstarz, responds with this brand new song, Way Too Long.
Here's what Rodstarz had to say:
"I couldn't sit still. I was carrying heavy thoughts. So the workload was ILL!
I had to say something! Peep the song! Download it. Share it. Blog it! Bump it at work, and at home. Play it on your radio show."
Download it HERE
Monday, December 21, 2009
Tomorrow, 12/22/09, we're having a showcase dedicated to the Bronx Brio Award winner (and Rebel Diaz Arts Collective member) Antonio "Don Knotts" Polanco. There will be performances by Rebel Diaz, Hipnotic, YC The Cynic, GTP, and WACO Division. Come through and celebrate with us.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
We're bringing in the New Year RIGHT! Come party to the sounds of DJ Laylo, Eli Efi, and DJ Chela at the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective. Hosted by PattyDukes & Rephstar (Circa95).
Doors open at 9pm...$10 at the door. This is going to be EPIC.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
"Make some noise for women in Hip Hop!" This Friday, 12/4/09, the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective will be teaming up with Momma's Hip Hop Kitchen to bring you the Pearls of Wisdom event, featuring some of the most talented female acts in the game.
This is what Lah Tere of Rebel Diaz had to say about the show :"Our youth are in a STATE OF EMERGENCY! We are in need of showing our younger sisters that there is an alternative to the streets! Hip Hop can save the lives of many more sistahs out there! I know it saved mine!
I am blessed to have so many beautiful and talented emcees come out and rock for a common cause ( OUR YOUNGER SISTERS)! The lil ones are lacking love and are looking in the wrong places for it. Some of us know this story OH TOO WELL!
If music has saved your life, come out and support!"
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
We are temporarily shutting down while we expand the space, and overhaul the electricity in order to better serve the community... Please stay tuned, RDAC will return shortly with an expanded performance space, meeting area, and upgraded computer lab.... Look out for our 1 year anniversary event in November!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
In the spirit of George Jackson and the prison uprisings of the 60s and 70s, we celebrate Black August, calling for the release of all political prisoners, and an end to the mass incarceration of young people of color... For more info on the concept of Black August, click here. This Thursday August 27, RDAC will be hosting a pre-Black August event, as a precursor to the Black August Hip Hop Project extravaganza at BB KINGs in Time Square, NY this coming Sunday. Performing live at RDAC on Thursday are Division X, Red Clay, Mazzi of S.O.U.L Purpose, WACO Division, Rebel Diaz, YC the Cynic, Hipnotic, Marcel Cartier, DJ Vega Benetton, and more! Admission is free with purchase of Black August ticket ($20) or $5 at the door. All proceeds benefit the political prisoner project led by Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.. Come thru!
Tomorrow! Wednesday August 26, join RDAC as we support South Bronx community activist Victor Toro, who is facing deportation proceedings in US Federal Court... After fleeing a murderous regime in his native Chile more than 25 years ago, Victor Toro was declared dead by that military dictatorship, and thus lacked the documents to be granted political asylum in the US. After almost three decades in the South Bronx, the very same government that supported the murderous Chilean dictatorship that forced him here in the first place, now wants to deport him and separate him from his family and his community... Join us tomorrow at 12pm, 26 Federal Plaza, in Manhattan, we will say POLITICAL ASYLUM FOR VICTOR TORO, NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL!! More info on his case in video below:
The Immigrant Festival at Brook Park was a resounding success this past Saturday, with more than 300 community members attending. The community enjoyed free food, musical performances, and free health and blood pressure screenings. The Boricua, Mexican, Garifuna, South American, and Carribbean community in the South Bronx represented big! A big thank you to La Peña del Bronx, Taller Experimental de Arte, Friends of Brook Park, the volunteer doctors from Albert Einstein, the Garifuna community for preparing the delicious food, and Councilmember Melissa Mark Viverito, the only politician who ventured to support the event... Lookout for our next festival next month at St. Mary's Park!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This Saturday August 22, 3-8pm at Brook Park, 141st and Brook Ave. in the BX, join us for a live performances, free food, and dope music... We will be celebrating immigrant rights, demanding legalization for all undocumented immigrants, and dancing away to Cumbia, Bachata, Rancheras, Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop... Rebel Diaz will be there in full effect!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
We thought we'd remind ya'll about our successful film festival this past Spring, which featured new documentaries by the A-Alikes, Detroit's Invincible, RDAC's very own Drizz Rodriguez, amongst others. Well, due to popular demand, we will be hosting a another film festival soon, so stay tuned!
For those in the know, muralist and world renowned grafitti artist Zekis is down with RDAC and he's putting together some beautiful pieces for our space... Be on the lookout as we will soon announce the unveiling event for the murals, which will feature live performances and live art in our outdoor patio... There's still some summer left, don't fret!
We had a packed house last Tuesday as the youth from the Choose to Change coalition came deep to support the Peace Through Words open mic. Youth did poetry, rapped, sang, and even staged a dramatic piece as they spoke out against violence in our South Bronx schools. Big ups to all the youth in attendance, who battled the heat to enjoy an evening of dope performances and a strong message for peace in our schools!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
This past Saturday, RDAC sponsored the 3rd annual Can't Stop the Rock Freedom Festival at the Rock Garden in the Bronx. We were blessed with local youth community-oriented Hip Hop, poetry and vocal performances by groups such as Circa '95, BRIO award winner Don Knots and his WACO Division crew, among others. The sun was shining, we had free food for everyone on the block, and both young and old danced until the sunset. Special thanks to the Rock Garden, The Little Green Garden, and La Peña del Bronx for their support!
We were blessed to have brother Sam Greenlee at a screening of his classic 70s movie, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, at RDAC. Dozens of community folk came to see the film, some for the first time and some who are familiar with the classic, and just wanted to have a chance to speak with the legendary author and moviemaker. Among other comments regarding filmmaking and the role of Hip Hop in community empowerment, Brother Greenlee commented, "My movie effectively ended the Blaxploitation era in Hollywood..." Word.
Monday, June 22, 2009
To our peoples who dream of social change and revolution, you can't miss the upcoming screening of The Spook Who Sat By the Door... The classic 1973 film follows the story of a young Black man who joins the CIA in order to receive military training which he later uses to organize a revolutionary uprising in Chicago... We will have the honor of hosting the writer of the book which the movie is based on, Sam Greenlee, along with former political prisoners from the Black Liberation Army... They will participate in a panel discussion with the community after the screening...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Doors open at 6:30
478 Austin Place
Bronx, NY 10455
6 train to E. 149th/BX19 to Southern n 149th St.
See the original trailer below!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Following up on our successful film festival last month, we are bringing the community Boogie Down Friday this Friday June 19 at RDAC. The party is a fundraiser for our film workshops here at RDAC, and will feature DJ Ronzilla and the Soul Slingaz spinnin the illest Hip Hop, Latin, House, and Old School... Only $5 donation! No dress code, no drama, all peace, love and havin fun... Lets get it!
Doors at 10pm
478 Austin Place (off 149th St.)
6 train to E. 149th
Bx19 to Southern n 149th