Exciting hip-hop music from performers from around the world who will showcase many variations of this unique art form and lifestyle.

Students – get free tickets! Use the promo code: hiphop18

Meet the Performers

Omar Offendum is a Syrian-American rapper/poet living in Los Angeles. Known for his unique blend of hip-hop and Arabic poetry, he’s helped raise millions of dollars for various humanitarian and relief groups. www.offendum.com.

The Reminders, a rare and remarkable musical duo, seamlessly blend soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that’s hard to beat. www.theremindersmusic.com

Amirah Sackett is an internationally recognized hip-hop dancer, choreographer and teacher. Amirah believes hip-hop culture, gives voice to those often unheard and is a way to uplift, inspire and bring change to those communities that need it the most.

DJ Man-O-Wax (Asad Ali Jafri) performs internationally spinning spiritual, soulful and, of course, funky music from around the world. Asad has performed as an artist across five continents and over a dozen countries.

Attend Free Workshops with the Performers!

Cultivating Your Creativity with The Reminders
March 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Building D, Room D116
Explore devices that generate new creative possibilities. Learn to use sensory language in a creative context to create powerful metaphors, imagery and ideas.

Hip Hop Movement Workshop with Amirah Sackett
March 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater
Explore the original styles of hip-hop movement, including top rocking, breaking and popping in an action-packed 90 minutes of movement.

Expressions of Self with Omar Offendum
March 22, 2:30-4 p.m.
Building M, Moraine Room 1
Discuss various forms of poetic self-expression from hip-hop influences and participate in a collaborative writing exercise with optional performance at the end of the session.

Open Mic Night
March 23, 6-8 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater
Show off your diverse talents in spoken word, musical performances or dancing all in one exciting event. Building bridges and knocking down stereotypes through individual performances at this Open Mic Night, with special guests Omar Offendum and The Reminders. For information about how to sign up for the open mic, please contact Sara Hussein at husseins22@student.morainevalley.edu.

All workshops are held on Moraine Valley’s campus. You do not register for the workshops, except for the Open Mic. For more info, contact mosaics@morainevalley.edu or call the Box Office at (708) 974-5500.