SA-ROC is coming to
COSMIC COSPLAY JAM
at #BsaM2016 !!
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Harris Stowe State University
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 1st!
Presale $20, higher at the door.
as well as a cosplay contest!
click here to GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Sa-roc the MC hails from the southeastern area of Washington DC, a city that’s a mash up of poverty stricken hoods, a strong radical movement, and a fierce loyalty to cultural preservation. This is the cocoon from which Saroc was birthed and bred. A product of African-centered parents, Sa-roc developed a rebel mentality from an early age. She grew up on the music of Jimi Hendrix, Gil Scott Heron, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Hence the soundtrack to her life is a clash of sounds ranging from GoGo, Rock to Hip-Hop. This foundation began an aural quest for different sounds and concepts in music.
It wasn’t until 2002, when Sa-roc met Atlanta producer Sol Messiah, that she began her love affair with the mic. Armed with the lessons and musical genius of Sol Messiah, she developed a sound that is one part hood poetry, one part Hip Hop and one part Trip Hop that create a visual, melodic and rhythmic assault that fuels the mental and induces a fresh perspective of a ground breaking musical art form. From subject matter ranging from melanin to pyramids, Sa-roc spits metaphysical ideas over Hip-Hop beats, seeking to fuse knowledge of self with great music. She seeks to create not just a couple of albums, but a full-fledged musical movement. A cultural grist, Sa-roc is a reinstatement of the art of emceeing to its former glory, passing up the legacy 1 sixteen at a time.
Latest Mixtape: THE LEGEND OF BLACK MOSES
Latest Album:SA-ROC: “NEBUCHADNEZZAR”
Link to listen: http://www.djbooth.net/index/albums/review/sa-roc-nebuchadnezzar
itunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nebuchadnezzar-deluxe-edition/id895630983
Tentative panels, performances and workshops for BsaM 2016, May 6-7th:
History of Black Comics w/ Tim Fielder
Acting (master class) w/ Richard Gant
Sequential art and literacy w/ Sharnez Givens
Celebrating B.A.G. Ruth Miriam-Garnett
Afrofuturism and the Black Studies curriculum: Stefan Bradley, Reynaldo Anderson
A Black Speculative Installation Art Workshop w/ Amber Johnson
Poetry workshop w/ WORD UP!
Book Signing w/ Sheree Thomas
CONFLATE seminar, Nyfolt
Spoken Word performances
Watch Night (play): Greg Carr
Hip Hop Metaphysics performance: Xolani & Coco
Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr: Black Panther Party Cubs, Prisoners of Consciousness Committee
Stacey Robinson, Sheree Thomas BLACK KIRBY & DARK MATTERS
Visual Art workshop: Aaron VISUAL GOODIES Sutton
Freemasonry and the roots of Afrofuturism panel
Decoding the illuminati w/ Andrew Rollins
Hip Hop and politics after Ferguson w/ Nyota Uhura