Movement Moves Media to Host The 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Awards Ceremony presented by Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley at ArtsQuest

This special event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 8 in the Musikfest Café

Bethlehem, PA, September 13, 2023 – Movement Moves Media is hosting the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Awards Ceremony presented by Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley on Sunday, October 8 at 3 p.m. in the Musikfest Café in the ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA. The awards ceremony will be hosted by Jaciel Cordoba of WFMZ 69News and J Capitol P.

The 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Awards Ceremony, hosted by Movements Moves Media and presented by Promise Neighborhoods Lehigh Valley is a special event honoring local and regional talent who have been nominated as integral leaders in the hip-hop scene in and around the Lehigh Valley. This is a “dress to impress” Red Carpet event with tributes to the five elements of hip-hop, special performances and guest speakers. There will be 13 categories and winners of each will take home an award.

“Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley would like to celebrate this momentous milestone of hip-hop turning 50,” said Dr. Hasshan Batts, Director of Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley. “Many of us grew up alongside this young art form and leaned on it not only for artistic expression but as social commentary and a cathartic form of liberatory storytelling.”

You can purchase tickets on the SteelStacks website here! Tickets for nominees, artists and ArtsQuest Members and Circle donors are $20 and the general public are $30.

“This awards ceremony is a very special moment for the music scene in the Lehigh Valley. Hip-Hop started in 1973 as an expressive art form and a rebellion of the status quo, today, just 50 years later, it has become the largest-selling genre in the world! Now, we get to celebrate and recognize the people who brought hip-hop to the Lehigh Valley in the 1990s and all the artists who have played a part in creating this scene,” Michael Frassetto, Founder and Executive Director of Movement Moves Media said. “We finally feel accepted by a major organization, and we thank ArtsQuest for being the ones to push these social boundaries and bring hip-hop enthusiasts to the SteelStacks venue.  We would like to give a huge Thank You to our sponsors for believing in us – especially Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley for their continued support of the arts and underserved communities.”

Hip-hop is the streets, man. I think it’s the last real folk music –  Mos Def, American rapper, singer and songwriter

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About ArtsQuest

ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, of which over 50% of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.


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