Last year’s festival was amazing. There was so much talent showcased and celebrated. I can think of a few such as GC & Soul Mafia, the headliner Common, and Mr. Mecca, to name a few. I have video footage of last year’s event, but we didn’t have MCMIreport.com up and running yet, so I never used it and it is sitting in the “vault”. MCMI will definitely be out in force for this year’s festival, so next week we can bless y’all with footage of some of the performances and exclusive interviews.
This year’s FORT GREENE FESTIVAL is SATURDAY JUNE 25th, 2011 all day at Fort Greene Park, in Brooklyn, NY.
Here is a description of the Fort Greene Festival for those who don’t know.
Fort Greene festival is a two-day music, film, and cultural festival that brings over 10,000 people to Fort Greene to celebrate one of Brooklynâ€™s most vibrant and artistic enclaves. Fort Greene Festival provides local performing arts and community media programs that reflects Fort Greene’s diverse community. The festival serves as a platform to provide and support the communityâ€™s creative progress. Fort Greene Fest not only celebrates Fort Greeneâ€™s rich culture, but respects the very ground where it will take place. The festival is working closely with ConEdison and National Grid to make the event as green as possible.
2011 Line Up:
Taking a cue from the Afrocentric stylings of the Native Tongues crew, which included De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and Andres Titus, Mos Def has emerged as one of the more conscientious voices of new school hip-hop, alongside the likes of Common, Outkast, Goodie Mob and The Roots, to name just a few.
Full Line up with Photos after the jump!
As well as many surprise guest artists who are not on the bill!
For more info, sponsors and short bios of some of the groups, go to http://www.fortgreenefest.com