WeGotTheJazz presents Evolution
St Peter’s Cork
27 Oct – 6 Nov • St Peter’s Cork
Oct 27th • 10am – 5pm
Oct 28th • 10am – 7pm
Oct 29th • 10am – 7pm
Oct 30th to Nov 6th • 10am – 5pm
“A celebration of 50 years of Hip Hip through a jazz lens”
By ChoiceCuts and Stevie G
An Exhibition celebrating the union of hip-hop and jazz, as part of the worldwide acknowledgment of Hip-hop’s 50th anniversary and the the 45th Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
Exhibitions/Vinyl Love/Talks/Interviews/Workshops/DJ sets/Breakdance Jam and more
“This is the music of our youth that shaped many of us forever. Generations of us fell in love with jazz through hip-hop sample culture, and we have been buying these jazz records forever too. We’ve been very lucky in Cork to have a jazz festival that now reaches its 45th year; and we’ve hosted many great hip-hop and jazz acts in that time. We will be displaying record covers signed by many of these acts, who have now passed on (Guru/McCoy Tyner/Sharon Jones etc). Myself and Mark from ChoiceCuts have helped bring many of these great artists to Ireland and we are in a unique position to tell some of the stories.
Each record cover tells a story, and that’s even before we get to the great music. It’s a celebration of great photographers, graphic designers, record labels and artists that sometimes never got their due. Many of us live and breathe this music and as hip-hop itself reaches a significant milestone it’s a great time to celebrate its relationship with jazz. We will celebrate A Tribe Called Quest, Roy Ayers, De La Soul, Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone, Kendrick Lamar, Guru, Primo, Lonnie Liston Smith, Miles Davis and many more.