Afrobeat, Funk + Soul dance party created by Rich Medina, Legendary Philadelphia DJ / Producer [Rock Steady Crew/ BBE Records]
Visuals by The Marksmen
Rich Medina is a DJ, journalist, spoken word artist, educator, and former semi-pro basketball player. He established Jump N Funk in 2001 as North America’s original Afrobeat party dedicated to the music of Nigerian icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Proceeds benefit CAM & the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.
Tickets: $25 at the door
A Conversation with Rich Medina
Saturday, November 3, 5PM | Free
Rich Medina in conversation with Mark Anthony Neal, Chair of the Department of African & African American Studies and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE) at Duke University where he offers courses on Black Masculinity, Popular Culture, and Digital Humanities, including signature courses on Michael Jackson & the Black Performance Tradition, and The History of Hip-Hop, which he co-teaches with Grammy Award Winning producer 9th Wonder (Patrick Douthit), Duke University.
JUMP N FUNK created by Rich Medina:
Dedicated to the music of late Nigerian band leader and the undisputed king of Afrobeat Fela Anikulapo Kuti and his far-reaching influence on Afrobeat, funk, soul, disco, and house music.
Rich Medina has raised global awareness for Afrobeat. He has presented Jump N Funk around the world in Tokyo, Brussels, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Miami, NYC, LA and now Raleigh, NC. For the past two decades, Medina has cemented his reputation as a DJ capable of taking audiences on a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, soul, afro-beat, funk, breaks and dance classics.
“Rich Medina may be the finest DJ in the New York-Philadelphia axis, with deep crates and a fine touch, Mr. Medina floats easily across categories, spinning hip-hop, old soul, new soul, house music, Afrobeat and beyond.” – The New York Times
Presented with The Loud Minority, Art of Cool Project, Rich Medina, The Electric Pickle Co, DanceGruv Radio, Raleigh Rockers Crew, Raleigh Raw