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"The Blank Canvas" to premiere as the headliner for the 2013 Langston Hughes African-American Film Festival

Submitted by Anonymous on April 12, 2013 - 2:01pm

Filmmaker & Hip-Hop musician, Rafael Flores (B.A. Cinema Studies), conducted 6 years of research to create the original documentary about underground Seattle Hip-Hop culture. The film "The Black Canvas" attempts to document the unique identity of Hip-Hop culture in Seattle as it takes us on a journey that investigates the origins of the culture in the late 1970's, the legacy of Sir-Mix-a-Lot, the notorious 1985 Teen Dance Ordinance, Clear-Channel's dominance over commercial Hip-Hop radio, the increasing popularity of white rappers in Seattle and the independent artists struggle for representation in a seemingly liberal city

More information available at the film's website.

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