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    Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Founder and Executive Director, Wes Jackson, hits the lecturecircuit

    WES JACKSON: Hip-Hop Entrepreneur, Educator & Speaker

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    Wes Jackson speaking at Grammy Camp NYC 2012

    As a public speaker in great demand, Wes Jackson has 20 years experience as an entrepreneur and innovator in the music industry.

    He is best known for being the Founder and Executive Director of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, New York City’s premier Hip-Hop cultural event, that attracts 30,000 fans to the Brooklyn waterfront for Hip-Hop and community-centric programming with headliners like Kanye West, Q-Tip and Kendrick Lamar.

    In 2012, Wes went on the road and was invited to shared his industry knowledge at:

    • Panelist on “The Best of Both Worlds: Combining Film & Music at your Festival” at the 2012 International Music Festival Conference (Austin, Texas)
    • Presenter/panelist for “Then & Now – 20 Years of Hip-Hop” at the Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture (Toronto, Canada)
    • Lecturer of “Hip-Hop & Artist As Entrepreneur” at Grammy Camp (New York City, New York)
    • Host of “Hip-Hop Across The World” at a Cultural Roundtable and Presentation sponsored by The U.S. State Department (New York City, New York)

    A recognized thought leader in the music industry, Wes has developed a “Hip-Hop: Music, History, Culture” Lecture Series that has visited over 20 campuses since its inception.

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    In addition to the basic “Hip-Hop 101″ lecture, Wes has developed a variety of different companion lectures. For students with varying interests they go deeper down the rabbit hole and give them more practical knowledge and information as they pursue their academic and professional path with Hip-Hop as a compass.

     ”Hip-Hop: Music, History, Culture” Curriculum:

    • Hip-Hop 101
    • Hip-Hop Started In The Bronx
    • 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop (M.Cs, DJs, Graffiti and B-Boying)
    • Decades of Hip-Hop: 1980′s – 2010′s
    • Women in Hip-Hop
    • Hip-Hop Entrepreneurship
    • The Business of Hip-Hop
    • Hip-Hop as African American History
    • Hip-Hop and the Political Process

    Participants of these sessions will walk away with real world, pragmatic advice that they can use to guide their career path, kick start new ideas and understand the Hip-Hop landscape as a business.

    Book now and participate in pushing Hip-Hop culture forward both in a practical and intellectual way!

    For more info on booking Wes Jackson at your next event contact:
    Brooklyn Bodega, agency@brooklynbodega.com 718-210-3340.

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