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City/Cité St. Louis: Mouss and Hakim at Urb Arts

Part of City / Cité St. Louis

Photo by Jean-Baptiste Bellet

City/Cité St. Louis is the fourth event in the series, “City/Cité: A Transatlantic Exchange,” launched by the French association Métro-Univers-Cité and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago in 2015, in collaboration with partners in France and the United States.

Free and open to the public but egistration is required

Program


Join UrbArts and City/Cité St. Louis for a free community performance featuring French hip hop artists Mouss & Hakin from the legendary group Zebda. Biko fka DJ Needles spins. Hello Jizzoo & the Crusade Band opens. This concert series and lunch will mark the end of the three day festial!

About the Performers 

Mouss and Hakim, two former members of the popular group Zebda are well known for their political activism. The themes of their music involve political and social justice, the status of immigrants and minorities, and the situation in French underserved neighborhoods. 

Listen to an excerpt of Mouss and Hakim music here. 

East St. Louis-born/St. Louis-based multidisciplinary artist, James Biko is a local favorite. Since he was a kid, he started his DJ career with tapes filled with songs he recorded off the radio and inadvertently began a career that would take him to the clubs, on the air, across the country, and overseas.

St. Louis born Tommy "JiZoo" Rice is not a rookie when it comes to music. He does it ALL, from songwriting, to singing, to rapping, producing, engineering, and even arranging. JiZoo is claimed to be one of the most versatile young artists. He mixes a blend of Hip Hop, Rock, Electronic, Modern Pop, R&B and even Country. With all of these genres brought to the table Jizoo has a very diverse set of fans of all ages and all races.

 


City/Cité St. Louis is the fourth event in the series, “City/Cité: A Transatlantic Exchange,” launched by the French association Métro-Univers-Cité and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago in 2015, in collaboration with partners in France and the United States. This three-day event is scheduled on October 18-20, 2018, in several venues throughout St. Louis.

City/Cité St. Louis brings together influential French scholars, activists, performers, policymakers, and non-profit leaders and their counterparts in the Gateway City to engage in a public dialogue about immigration, diversity, integration, discrimination, inequality, and the future of the city. A city transformed in recent years by economic decline, racial strife, increasing immigration, urban revitalization, and gentrification, St. Louis is the ideal setting for such exchanges, which will take the form of interactive roundtable discussions, debates, and artistic events. City/Cité St. Louis will continue the City/Cité objective of creating a multi-dimensional, two-way transatlantic exchange, while building bridges and networks between cultural and academic institutions in France and cities in the Midwest.

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