By Brooklyn Reader

October 12, 2015, 2:26 pm

 

The crowd at Restoration Rocks, October 10, 2015

The crowd at Restoration Rocks, October 10, 2015

Restoration Rocks 2015!

Hosted by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation– the nation’s first and oldest community development organization– and its Center for Arts & Culture, Restoration Rocks!, Restoration Rocks is a free block party and kick-off to the week-long Bed-Stuy Alivecelebration!

This year’s show included a stellar lineup of local and legendary artists, including hip hop legends Brand Nubian with Grand Puba, joined on stage by singer and guitarist Corey Glover of the band Living Color, as well as genre-busting DUO 1804 ft. Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and VAL-Inc, and Brooklyn’s own American Idol finalist, Qaasim Middleton, Kimberly Nichole from The Voice and more.

The show was hosted by poet, social activist and hip hop ambassador Toni Blackman, DJ Hard Hittin Harry was on the 1s and 2s, and Protest art was presented by spoken word artists Mo Beasley and Liza Jessie Peterson.

If you missed the celebration, no worries. We’ve got you. Enjoy the the video!


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