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PIFA Contest: Enter For Your Chance To Win Tickets To See Questlove of The Roots And Rennie Harris Puremovement Perform In Philly

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  • February 23, 2011
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PIFA Contest:

Enter For Your Chance To Win Tickets To See Questlove of The Roots And Rennie Harris Puremovement Perform In Philly


Weekend Getaway in Philadelphia

April 16 - 18

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) is all about fusing genres and creating an experience that doesn't come around every day. Philly 360 is offering you a chance to win a weekend in Philly to see this fusion first hand with hip hop performances merging with cultural attractions. Enter here to win a Philly weekend getaway to see Questlove of The Roots, hip hop dance company Rennie Harris Puremovement and a special exhibition at The African American Museum in Philadelphia which looks at African American expatriate artists during early 20th Century Paris, including Paul Robeson, Marian Anderson, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Josephine Baker.


One winner will be chosen to win:

Transportation to and from Philadelphia via train

Two night stay at the DoubleTree By Hilton Philadelphia Center City

A pair of tickets to see Rennie Harris Puremovement on April 16

A pair of tickets to see Questlove of The Roots perform with Keren Ann on April 17

Admission to The African American Museum in Philadelphia for Free to Be exhibition on April 17

Restaurant gift certificate to a local restaurant


Look below for event descriptions.


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Event descriptions:

Heaven Presented by Rennie Harris Puremovement

Saturday, April 16

7:30 p.m.

Perelman Theater

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 South Broad Street

Rennie Harris Puremovement, the world-renowned dance company founded by Philly 360 Creative Ambassador and highly respected hip hop artist Rennie Harris, presents the most intricate work of his choreographic career. In collaboration with French choreographers Gemini and Michel “Meech” Onomo, Harris has created a new work inspired by Stravinsky’s masterpiece Rite of Spring, rethinking how shared cultural vocabularies in dance and music cross generations and cultural divides. Complete with 15 dancers, Japanese motifs, and multimedia anime that includes an innovatively designed lighting installation and live music, Heaven reflects on the emergence and popularization of hip-hop dance. 

Questlove of The Roots and Keren Ann

April 17, 2011 @ 08:00 PM

Verizon Hall
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

An unconventional drummer, DJ, and producer, Questlove launched to stardom as a member of Grammy winning band and Philly 360 Creative Ambassadors The Roots. Questlove has collaborated on dynamic projects with musical artists spanning every genre—from pop to Broadway—including Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, Jay-Z, and Iggy Pop.  

Catch Questlove's spin on Paris of 100 years ago as he joins forces with surprise special guests.

Free to Be

Sunday, April 17

12 noon - 5 p.m.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia

701 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

The African American Museum in Philadelphia will explore the unique experiences of African Americans who lived and created art abroad in Free to Be: The Artistry & Impact of African Americans in Paris, 1900-1940.  Presented at the AAMP from April 7-September 4, 2011, Free to Be will join PIFA’s celebration of French-inspired arts by unraveling the remarkable – and often untold – stories of African American cultural contributions in both The City of Light and The City of Brotherly Love during the era of Jim Crow and jazz.

The AAMP is collaborating with the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and other local and national collections to exhibit an interdisciplinary selection of artists in Free to Be.  A rarely displayed painting by Henry Ossawa Tanner, one of the first African American expatriates to reach success in the international art world, will be exhibited with paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by artists and designers such as Julian Abele, Loïs Mailou Jones, and Augusta Savage.  Costumes, sheet music, and other ephemera will highlight the lives of performers including Paul Robeson, Marian Anderson, and the iconic Josephine Baker, who defined Parisian nightlife in the early twentieth century.  Writings by W.E.B. Du Bois and poems by Langston Hughes will examine the limitations of American discrimination, the lure of opportunities abroad, and the transatlantic culture during this time period.

Free to Be will be accompanied by a series of programs that will spark further discussion and encourage future scholarship.  A Josephine Baker Film Festival will feature Siren of the Tropics (1927), Zouzou (1934), and Princess Tam Tam (1935), and will introduce audiences to the mesmerizing dance performances and charming comedic talent that made her a world-famous entertainer.  The sounds of Sidney Bechet, African American expatriate and pioneering jazz musician, will fill the museum during Paris ‘til Sunday, a weekend-long jazz summit including performances and film screenings. Additional programming will include a gallery tour with the curator and a panel discussion with descendants of the cultural figures presented in the exhibition.

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