Seasonal Special Happenings

MOCA Honors Hip-Hop

When: Fri., Oct. 22 2010

Hate hip-hop? The Museum of Contemporary Art thinks you’ll still like tonight’s “The Art of Emceeing.” The interactive program explores preconceived notions about the genre with help from veteran Cleveland MC Jahi, who has been making his positive, jazz-and-soul-flavored music for more than a decade. His latest release is titled Motivation Music, and it’s designed to uplift and inspire. So it’s no surprise that MOCA describes the event as “family-friendly” and “socially conscious.” Yes, you can bring the kids and not worry about hearing a hailstorm of racial and sexist epithets. Planning to come? MOCA asks that you arrive armed with thoughts about two questions: “What was your first experience with hip-hop?” and “Do you consider emceeing an art form or entertainment?” There will be a quiz! It starts at 7:30 p.m. at MOCA (8501 Carnegie Ave.). It’s free. Call 216-461-8671 or go to mocacleveland.org for more information. — Pantsios

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