Red Bull Music Celebrates Filipino Culture with “Generations” in Berkeley

Generations is a one-night celebration of the Bay Area history of Filipino influences. The party, presented by Red Bull Music, comes to Berkeley’s UC Theatre on December 7th.

The event, headlined by rapper P-Lo, tells his story as a founding member of the hip-hop record production collective, HBK Gang. P-Lo worked his way from producing, more in the background, to becoming a successful solo artist who broke through the “Asian rapper” stereotype.

Generations will also host additional performances by Oakland’s ALLBLACK, Filipina independent artist Jess Connelly, and rap party/DJ Crew Another Party Fam. The party shines a spotlight on the Bay Area’s Filipino influence and diverse communities of first-generation artist immigrants. Each artist’s inspirational story and experiences will be highlighted; illustrating how they continue to push both musical and cultural boundaries.

HBK Gang, based in Hercules and the San Francisco Bay Area, was founded by P-Lo, Iamsu!, Chief back in 2008. It helped pave the way for Bay Area artists like Kehlani and G-Eazy. The Bay Area has always been a melting pot for diverse cultures and communities, frequently leading and breaking popular music boundaries. The region is also home to a number of influential Filipino figures such as mobile DJ crews and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz.

Red Bull Music is a 20-year old program that hosts festivals, education workshops, collaborations with artists and local communities worldwide.

Friday, December 7th, 8pm (doors at 7pm)
at The UC Theatre, 2036 University Avenue in Berkeley

Written by Carlos Olin Montalvo

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