The Lincoln Park/Coast
Cultural District (LPCCD) announces the 1st Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival
in New Jersey. The three-day event is set to consist of a variety of activities
including a film screening of Afro Punk, a Skateboarding camp and an Afro
Punk concert featuring M-1 (of Dead Prez), Tamar-Kali, G.A.M.E. Rebellion and
Yougalao. The music festival aims to highlight musical contributions African
Americans have made to different genres of music, while also celebrating the 29th
anniversary of the Rock Steady Crew. "This music festival puts a
spot light on African American’s contribution to the current youth culture,"
said Baye Adofo-Wilson, Executive Director of LPCCD, and Chief Project Executive
of the Museum of African American Music. "African American’s, were at
the forefront of Hip-Hop, Punk and Skateboarding. This is the first in a series
of events which will promote Lincoln Park and Museum of African American Music
developments and connect the entire community of Newark and fans of music everywhere."
Hip-Hop artists such as Rhymefest, Large Professor, Big Daddy Kane, Beatnuts,
Project Move, DJ Evil Dee, DJ Red Alert will also perform. The Lincoln
Park Music Festival is the first event to be hosted by The Museum of African American
Museum is part of the Lincoln Park Cultural Coast District project, which also
includes a mixed-use community housing project that will provide over 300 affordable,
green housing units singles and families. The 1st Annual Music Festival
will take place on July 28th through 30th at Newark’s Lincoln Park. For more
information, log on to http://www.myspace.com/moaamevents.