Legal wall in Ottawa, under Bronson where it crosses the Rideau river.
Was all day, September 21, 2003, had a great time. I've added a photo album, PLEASE, if you know any of the writer's names, or those dancin', let me know and I'll add credits.
Press release is below.
And I couldn't believe this latest toy, complete with a graffiti backdrop - Barbie goes hip-hop as street Tika. She should have stuck with her old hootchie look.
THE URBAN MOVEMENT COLLECTIVE PRESENTS ROUND ONE: HOUSE OF PAINT-- CELEBRATING THE CREATION OF A NEW LEGAL URBAN ART WALL WITH A DAY OF MUSIC, ART, BREAKDANCING, AND MICROPHONE SLAM.
On Sunday, September 21, 2003, the Urban Movement Collective will be hosting ROUND ONE: HOUSE OF PAINT, an event to celebrate the creation of a free zone for legal graffiti art at the Dunbar underpass. ROUND ONE: HOUSE OF PAINT is an event that will connect the three communities currently using the area. The Ottawa South Community, the Carleton University Students, and young people from around Ottawa who currently visit the underpass to paint have all been involved in the organization of the event.
Graffiti art is a fundamental element of what is known as the “hip-hop community.” The hip-hop community is often divided into four elements – graffiti, breakdancing, DJing and MCing (or rapping). Our event will focus on graffiti art, but will also include the other three elements. The wall will be divided up into sections for the painters to do their thing all day. At the same time DJs Pho, Ben Jammin’, CPI, Calcutta, Ruby Jane, Mr. Green and Mz. Revolution will keep the music coming, breakdancers from CFM, Esoteric, DeCypher, Prolific, Qwad Skwad, Speedroc and Tactical will amaze the crowd and MCs will be invited to entertain the mind. The breakers, street artists, deejays, emcees of the hip-hop community will be united with the Ottawa South and Carleton University communities as artists show off their skills at this good-vibes event.
All of Ottawa is invited to attend the free event to learn more about the vibrant and creative community from which these graffiti artists hail. Food will be available, with open art tables and workshops organized to encourage participation.
SHOW TIME AND VENUE:
Ottawa, Sept 21, 1pm-Sundown
Dunbar Bridge underpass (located under the new Bridge where Bronson goes over the Ottawa River, between Brewer Park and the Carleton University campus)
MUSIC: DJs spinning funk, breakbeats and hip-hop all day long
MICROPHONE SLAM: MCs stepping up to out-rhyme each other with their verbal talent. Battle starts after 2
GRAFFITI: Improv graffiti challenge all day long
BREAKDANCES: 2 on 2 battle for the beat, battle starts after 2
Breakers: CFM, Esoteric, DeCypher, Prolific, Quad Squad, Speedroc and Tactical
DJs: Pho, Ben Jammin’, CPI, Calcutta, Ruby Jane, Mr. Green and Mz. Revolution ARTISTS: Open call to all graffiti artists to show their colours
MCs: To be confirmed
Urban Movement || DeCypher Cru || SpeedRoc
Piece Park Initiative|| Artform.ca || OPIRG
http://hop.artform.ca || http://decypher.artform.ca/ || www.speedroc.com || http://artform.ca/
This event is sponsored by: Artform.ca, OPIRG, Norml, Harlem World, Top of the World, Caramel City, En Equilibre, Bonds Décor and Master Painters. In consultation with the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa South Community Association.