A partnership with Hip Hop Congress, and Community Street Jams, Ricardo Archila, Ivy Chen, and Chaz Cabonce. Formerly called Enter the Dragon, Live at the Dragon is a community open stage night on select Sunday nights to highlight the talent of all kinds of Bay Area artists. Hip hop, MCs, dance cyphers, and more celebrate the urban arts. But sometimes also romantic musical comedy duets, Miss Redwood City on roller skates, and an actress playing a saw appear in the rotation. See the upcoming dates and sign up for a slot!
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This month’s lineup includes some stellar Bay Area talent performing from home. Join us May 31st at 8p on Twitch!
J Ross Parrelli is what it would sound like if Joss Stone had been raised in the same duplex as Notorious B.I.G. Recently signed to Universal Records, J Ross Parrelli’s repertoire includes rap battles and festival stages from the Bronx to the Bay. Sultry songstress turned community cultivator, Parrelli has spoken and performed at youth leadership conferences all over the globe. Her interest in education reform led her to co-found Beats, Lyrics, Leaders through which she is developing Hip Hop based curriculum now being piloted in schools, foster youth programs, and native reservations.
Christina Lim AKA 4orty4 is a local designer/dancer. She started learning how to freestyle popping and Krump at the age of 44 and that’s where she got her dance name. She helped build the Krump 408 movement through setting up workshops and events from 2015-2019. At 50 now, she simply wants to see how far she can take this dance as she ages. Devaughn AKA BulletH3ad is a professional krump/hip hop dancer from San Jose California. His dance team H.E.A.T., founded in 2008, originates from Oakland. Later on Bulleth3ad created his own krump fam called “Bulleth3ad fam” which originates in San Jose California.
Evocative, thoughtul, and creative are a few words to describe jazz pianist and composer Ben Flint. Growing up near Memphis, Tennessee, he bacame enamored of Jazz, Blues and Gospel Music. Attendig the University of Memphis and prestigious Berklee College of Music, on full scholarship has launched a life long career in music. After college conducting musical productions and teaching at the University of Memphis, he landed a keyboard position with Isaac Hayes. He traveled all over the world with Mr. Hayes, doing shows, TV shows and prestigious festivals. Currently Ben Lives in the Bay Area. He is the Artistic Director for the Oakland Jazz Choir, teaches at choir and jazz at local colleges, produces and writes songs for local artists, and regularly performs around the Bay Area with a wide variety of projects.
Jamar Earl Jamal Hopkins, aka as JAM, started his 30-year journey of street dance, art and HIP HOP CULTURE, in 1989 on the Oakland, California streets. He has travelled extensively to study urban dance styles like Popping, Locking, Bboying, House, martial arts and he continues to evolve in his ever-growing “TOWNSHIPSOL” style, Jamar is a founding member of bay area dance crew BEATZ “N” PIECES, and has worked with artists such as Outkast, N.E.R.D, and Common. JAM has been featured in music videos, commercials, television shows, and radio shows in both Boston and Bay Area. He continues to perform and showcase in the Bay Area for a number of Local talents such as Too Short, Hieroglyphics, non-profit organizations All The Way Live, and so many more. Jamar is very commited to his youth empowerment courses he does in various schools, after-school-programs and dance studios.
Kritika Anil Kumar is an Indian-based dancer who is also an Engineer. She began dancing at the young age of 4. She possess passion towards dance forms like Hip-hop, popping and house. She has been teaching and performing for the past 7 years. She is from Bangalore, India. She has won and also judged dance competitions around the city and was also featured in a music video called “Understanding a Paradox” aired on VH1.
Doc Lock has been involved in the San Francisco street dance community since the late 70’s. He was able to witness the evolution of the dances we know today. Watching strutters at Fisherman’s Wharf and The Fabulous Lockers on television would lead him to the art of “Cutting Up”, which would act as his catalyst in growing and exploring the world of Locking, Boogaloo, Strutting, and Popping. He sought cultural knowledge and dance techniques the hard way: through getting his own call outs and challenges from other dancers. His dance experience would later include numerous solo performances on both the street and stage and performing with different groups , such as Diabolical Lockers. At present day he performs with his famed locking crew, GroovMekanex and PrimeTime Players of the Oakland Boogaloo Conservatory, and spreads the truth about the Bay Area origins of Boogaloo and Strutting through workshops and various events. Doc Lock also continues to share his experience and history of Bay Area locking with a loving passion to all who love the Funk!
12 year old Lev Zeiger, known by the stage name Leverage80, is a songwriter and rapper. While writing dozens of raps starting at age 8, and recording over 12 as a student of Rahman Jamaal, Leverage80 has always focused on 2 root goals: informing people and making them happy. Following multiple performances at Enter the Dragon, Tuolumne Trails, Stanford Sierra Camp, Common Roots Farm, and the Riekes Center, he is excited to entertain once again at Enter the Dragon! Hear Leverage80 at: https://soundcloud.com/leverage80/