Founder Adisa, The Bishop will be hosting a panel on the fusion of Hip-Hop and martial arts at the
Oakland Museum of CA located at 1000 Oak St. June 30, 2018 from 3-5 PM.The conversation is
part of the ongoing exhibit RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom at the Oakland Museum of CA
until August 12, 2018. Panelists include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Alan “Gumby” Marques,
Kung Fu- Tai Chi Magazine Publisher and Man At Arms: Art of War co-host on El Rey
Network Gene Ching, International Hip-Hop dance champion and martial artists Profo Won
and rising Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor Von Stricklen.
Bruce Lee and Shaw Brothers films inspired artists from Dead Prez and Wu Tang Clan to
Dilated Peoples, Zion I and Kendrick Lamar. The panel will also look at recent influx of martial
arts presence in blockbuster movies like Black Panther and TV shows like Luke Cage.
The conversation will additionally touch on how this cross cultural pollination sparked vegan, yogic
and other healthy lifestyle trends within Hip-Hop.
Producer James Farr Stated “The voices of Hip-Hop are our temporary griots. I felt compelled to echo
these narratives, not as a scribe, but digitally. By live streaming, we’re able to expand the
#ConversationLive beyond the physical audience. The Conversation Live is presented My Click Urban.
Founder and author of Bobby, Bruce & the Bronx: The Secrets of Hip-Hop Chess.” We are
thankful to the Oakland Museum of CA for allowing us to host such a powerful panel. Having a
digital partner like MyClickUrban helps us reach so many fans of the fusion. This panel is going to
be electric.” Mr. Banjoko created the idea for RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom and served
as the Guest Curator for the exhibit.
at 520 W. Virginia St.