Hip Hop Harambee

The name of the festival might be unfamiliar, but for local hip-hop fans the stellar lineup — led by Talib Kweli (pictured) and his live band — certainly won't be. Harambee [huh-rawm-bay] means "pull together" in Swahili, and is a work chant used on the East African coast, as well as a rallying cry in Kenya. The block party, taking place Saturday in the Nomad World Pub parking lot, has a slogan of "One Day, One Community, One Love," and should foster a welcoming, unified atmosphere. Also on the rain-or-shine bill are Sims and Lazerbeak from Doomtree, Big Zach, Audio Perm, Meta, Sean Anonymous, the Grittee Committee, and many other local hip-hop acts. 18+, $10-$15, 2 p.m. 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.338.6424.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2-10 p.m., 2012

 
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