Dancers and musicians from local middle and high schools spiced up Wednesday’s WCCUSD school board meeting. The students’ performances were in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Young Richmond and Oakland artists came together at the RYSE Center on Friday to deliver their brand of poetic expression in response to community violence, particularly the deaths of young black and brown men at the hands of law enforcement. “It’s a necessary event,” said Josh Healey, an activist and artist. “Whenever you can have young people coming together to speak uncensored truth about real stuff that’s going on in the community, in the country, that’s beautiful.” Organized by the…
National Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on Sept. 14th in Richmond with upbeat music, tasty tacos and bounce houses for kids at a music festival at Restaurante La Revolucion in the Hilltop Mall area.
On Sunday, an orchestra of 100 electric guitarists will perform “A Secret Rose” at Craneway Pavilion. Composer Rhys Chatham wrote the piece in 2006, and Sunday will be the first time it has been performed in two years.
Richmond residents gather at RYSE Center to celebrate the premier of “Street Literature” a hip-hop song and video created by local youth to speak out against the criminalization of minorities.
Last week, RAW Talent hosted its second open mic night. Kids from across Richmond and the East Bay came out to share original poems and songs. Organizers hoped the event would be a safe place for kids to be creative and show off their talents.
On Thursday, students are Peres Elementary School performed during their annual winter music concert. Music is alive at Peres and three other Richmond Schools in part because of a program called Education Through Music East Bay.
Meet Young Shorty Doowop, or Y.S.D., one of Richmond’s rising stars — a female rapper and R&B artist who’s been writing her own songs since childhood. She performs around the Bay Area, dishing up beats from her first album, “I Love All My Fans: The Mixtape” and a new single, “Flexin’ on Em” (which comes with its own dance). She’s been featured on KMEL 106.1 FM, danced in music videos with Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent, and sells her “I…