Short film Preview and Concert - March 16th, 2015 - SXSW, Austin, TX

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EVENT INFO

"We All Fall Up" Film preview and Musicultural Event. Monday, March 16, 2015 (During the Film portion of SXSW). Club Red (611 E. & 6th Street, Austin, TX), central to other SXSW events and activities. 6pm to 2am.

We all fall up – trailer1 from The Robot Agency on Vimeo.

Program

A musicultural event based on hip-hop, live music, and street dance. The evening will feature the world premiere of “We All Fall Up”, a documentary short film about the legendary “Havikoro” B-Boy Crew from Houston, Texas and will be narrated by renowned Texas rapper and Rice University professor, Bun-B. The accompanying event will also be filmed live and become a part of the “We All Fall Up” final retail package. After the screening, the audience will experience the world-premiere performance of “Freedom of Movement”, a conceptual musical collaboration between the Havikoro dancers and the acclaimed Houston Latin/Funk/Jazz & Fusion band, Free Radicals. Guests will also enjoy a showcase of up-and-coming Artists and Musicians that has been curated by the original members of Havikoro. Finally, guests will be treated to the sounds of world renowned DJ A-Trak and special guests, Eureka the Butcher (Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta & Zechs Marquise), and classic hip hop group, Pharcyde. Likely to be one of the unforgettable experiences of SXSW 2015.

BENEFICIARY

Proceeds raised from silent auctions will be donated to BreakFree Community Center, a non-profit organization established in 2011 to create life changing Hip Hop art programs aimed at reaching at-risk youth in a positive manner.

 KNIGHTS OF RHYTHM ODYSSEY 

“WOW! I just looked up the clip…You guys are INSANE!! Please, please, please come to Austin!”

Carrie Foster, Casting Producer, America's Best Dance Crew, Season 3

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

The night will feature a world-premiere viewing of “We All Fall Up”, a documentary film about Houston’s Legendary Havikoro breakdancing crew as well as a live, conceptual performance by their world-class dancers to the band-performed beat of The Free Radicals, Houston’s foremost instrumental group. Also, headlining a bill packed with Houston’s talented musical acts will be
A-TRAK, THE PHARCYDE, & EUREKA THE BUTCHER
.

Opening:

8-9PM – Reception
9-9:30PM – Teaser Film
9:30-10:00PM – Q&A

10-Midnight - KILLEM Music

 1. Free Radicals & Havikoro dance performance – Two 15 min sets
2. Doeman – 20min
3. Tony Badd – 15 min
4. Jarrell – 15 min
5. MARLEY/Ladrones (Spoken Word/MC for the evening) – 15 min

12am-2am - Acts/DJ

**Pharcyde (25 mins)
**Eureka the Butcher (25 mins)
**A-Atrak (1-2am)

HAVIKORO MEDIA

Video and photography of Havikoro's adventures around the world.

Havikoro in Vietnam!
Havikoro Showcase in India!
Rice
Department of State
Robot Agency
Killem Collective
LAURIE PEREZ
  • Your visit was a great success reaching over 2,500 Nicaraguans with your innovative dance, dynamic talks and contagious energy in the cities of Somoto, Esteli, Bluefields, and Managua. I appreciate your dedication to promoting greater understanding of U.S. culture through hip hop and commitment to engaging at-risk youth through positive life messages.

    Robert J. Callahan, Ambassador, Embassy for the United States of America, Managua, Nicaragua
  • You guys absolutely rocked it… we were all floored, man. Seriously, that was a HUGE highlight. Cannot thank you enough for participating and organizing the guys.

    Tim deSilva, Project Coordinator for TEDx, Houston

We All Fall Up – Headliners

A diverse range of headlining musical acts that span time but are connected by the influence of hip-hop's past.


A-Trak

A-Trak, is a Canadian DJ, turntablist, record producer, and music label executive. He is the owner of the record label Fool’s Gold. At a time when the DJ sits firmly at the center of popular culture, A-Trak stands out as MVP. Very few share his mastery of turntablism while also sitting at the forefront of musical innovation, looking keenly to the future with history tucked in his back pocket. A true connector, A-Trak hops effortlessly from colossal festival stages to sold-out concert venues and sweaty underground clubs, building links between hip hop and electronic music while watching genre barriers crumble.


In the early 90’s, when gangsta’ rap consumed the airwaves, and the majority of West Coast rappers strapped on their Locs, Chuck Taylor’s & Ben Davis’, The Pharcyde decidedly maintained a willfully weird vision. Opting to stay true to themselves with their left field but still South-Central sensibility, rap had seen few groups so self-deprecating and so smart, four visionary rappers adroitly able to split the difference between helium-voiced and hard-core.

 Listening to “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde” two full decades after its release, its sense of timeliness is unmistakable. Every song on the album inverts a hoary hip-hop cliché. With classics like “Oh Shit,” “Otha Fish”, “Ya’ Mama,” and hit single, “Passing Me By,” it is not surprising that it shipped over a million units, garnered comparisons to De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest, and everyone from Pitchfork Media to The Source has hailed it as one of the greatest albums ever made.

Speaking on the passage of time, their second release “LabCabInCalifornia” has revealed exactly how far-reaching The Pharcyde’s vision was. From enlisting a young and then unknown James Yancey aka J DILLA to produce beats, the classic “Runnin” to collaborating with director Spike Jonze (“Being John Malkovich” “Adaptation”) on the video for “Drop,” it has consistently reinforced their steadfast refusal to tread familiar artistic grounds.

Today, The Pharcyde is still performing and touring the globe. They continue to hone their individual abilities yet carry on the name & legacy in its original fashion. They still seduce their audience with the same boyish charm that founded them at the beginning. Now, it’s combined with the knowledge that has been bestowed upon them as men who have taken on, and rose to the challenge of the rap game. The end result of all this hard work is a band that’s still influencing the hip hop artists and sounds crowding our radio waves today and will continue to for many years to come.


Eureka The Butcher

Eureka the Butcher is the solo musical project of El Paso’s Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez, a multi instrumentalist who has also been a member of the Mars Volta and Zechs Marquise. Eureka the Butcher takes audiences on an analog tour through psychedelic, beat-laden landscapes shaped by influences of classic hip-hop production and experimental electronic music. His debut solo album, Music for Mothers, is a virtuous composition and the accompanying live act is high-energy and sonically intriguing.