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Life is Living 2015: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland

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deFremery Park | 1651 Adeline Street Oakland, CA



Life is Living 2015: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland

Life is Living is a free celebration of urban life through hip hop, intergenerational health and environmental action presented by Youth Speaks.

2015 Life is Living
Saturday, October 10, 2015 | 10 am to 8 pm
Lil’ Bobby Hutton Park (DeFremery Park), 1651 Adeline Street, Oakland
FREE

Life is Living 2015: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland2015 Visual Art Installations & Live Art:

  • Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle featuring 20 of the country’s top urban artists creating 10×10 foot murals within the five hour span of the festival
  • Theaster Gates performs throughout the park while leaving metal fashioned totems and signposts that locate the festival message of “life is living” within the conversation of environmental justice
  • Brett Cook culminates his NEA Artist-in Residence tenure at Youth Speaks with a participatory mural project based in the theme of “Reflection of Healing”

> View the 2015 Master Schedule

2015 Stage Schedules
(Lineups subject to change.)

Oakland Is Fly Main Stage (18th St)Life is Living 2015: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland

  • 3 – 3:10 pm: Host Introduction (Lanette and Raliq)
  • 3:10 – 4 pm: Moon Candy (Valarie Trout)
  • 4 – 5 pm: Antique Live featuring: Sonia Whittle, Kev Choice, Lalin, and Cheikh Mbaye
  • 5 – 5:10 pm: The Black Sheroes (YGB)
  • 5:10 – 5:45 pm: YAK Films Presents: OakTown vs. The World
  • 5:45 – 6:45 pm: DJ Jose Marquez

Youth Speaks National Stage (Victorian)

  • All Day: Justice or Else Live Stream
  • 8 – 9 am: Pre Breakfast (400+)
  • 10 am – 12 pm: The Free Breakfast Program
  • 10 – 11 am: Grits and Greens PresentationLife is Living 2015: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland
  • 11 am – 12:15 pm: Bigger Picture Presentation
  • 1 – 2:30 pm: I Want To Live (Poetry Showcase)
  • 2:30 pm: Life is Living Films

Youth Speaks Local Stage (Library)

  • 12:30 – 2:30 pm: Youth Community Building and Writing Workshop Session (Ages 13 – 21)
  • 2:30 – 4 pm: Under 21 Open Mic “Life is Living Edition” (Ages 13 – 21)

Oaktrain DJ Booth

  • 9 am – 12:30 pm: Soul Train Line
  • 12:30 – 1 pm: DJ Abel Dee
  • 1 – 1:30 pm: DJ Yaddos
  • 1:30- 2:15 pm: DJ Lady Ryan

Africa In Oakland Dance Is Life Stage

  • 11 – 11:15 am: Drum Call w/ Tacuma King​ & Students
  • 11:25 – 12:25 pm: King Theo​, African Brasilian Samba and Funk
  • 12:35 – 1:20 pm: Portsha Jefferson​, Afro-Haitian Dance
  • 1:30 – 2:15 pm: Fua Dia Congo​, Congolese Dance
  • Life is Living 2015: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland2:25 – 3:10 pm: Diamano Coura​, West African Dance
  • 3:20 – 3:35 pm: Dimensions Dance Theater ​performance
  • 3:45 – 4:30 pm: Alseny Soumah​, Guinean Dance
  • 4:40 – 4:55 pm: Drum Performance, Students of Cheikh M’Baye
  • 5 – 5:30 pm: Ousseynou Kouyate​, Sabar (Senegalese) Dance

Town Futurist Hip Hop Stage (18th St)

  • 12:30 pm: Host Introduction
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Turn Table Exhibition (The DJ Project), Fego, & Hunny Tinted
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Hip Hop Cipher (Dro Flo hosting)
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm: MAD lines presents: Life Lines featuring: DJ MUJIE, Tatu Vision, Shy’ an G, M’ kala Payton, K.E.L.L.S., CHHOTI MAA, & Ka’ra Kersey
  • 3:30 – 3:45 pm: A-MC
  • Life is Living 2015: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland3:45 – 4 pm: Luke Tailor
  • 4 – 4:20 pm: Dro Flo
  • 4:20 – 4:45 pm: Golden Age
  • 4:45 – 5:15 pm: Ras Ceylon and Alia Sharieff

CalShakes Theater Stage

  • 12 pm: Ubuntu Theater Company
  • 12:20 pm: Oakland Youth Poet Laureate – Tova
  • 12:30 pm: Lower Bottom Playuz
  • 1 pm: Spiritrials w/ Dahlak Brathwaite
  • 1:20 pm: Tempest
  • 2-3 pm: Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos @ The Tennis Court
  • 2-3 pm: Workshops by Calshakes Ed Department
  • 3 pm: Black Don’t Crack – ​Congregation of Liberation (COOL)
  • Life is Living 2015: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland3:30 pm: Josh Healey
  • 4 pm: Fusion Theatre, The 510
  • 4:30 pm: Campo Santo “Babylon is Burning” Loco Bloco processional to Mainstage

Rose In Concrete Stage

  • 10:30 am: DeeDee and the Tumblers
  • 11:30 am: Young Gifted & Black
  • 12 pm: Drumming w/ Tacuma
  • 1 pm: Everyday Party
  • 1:30 pm: Dancing w/ DeeDee
  • 3 pm: Alphabet Rockers
  • 4 pm: JAX

Life is Living 2015: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland


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Cost: FREE

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