The general public was invited and well represented.
Not just for the young folk. People of all ages attended.
Dead Prez, headlining
Dead Prez, Lah Tere, and others delivered a message of self-respect and healthy lifestyles. A slogan associated with a fitness club promoted by Dead Prez: “Healthy is the new gangsta.”
Nearly all of this year’s activities were held in or around Mather Hall on the Trinity College campus
The festival provided spray paint to anyone registered for this activity.
Krudas Cubensi — a queer, feminist, group originating from Cuba — led the audience in a chant of “[expletive] big media.”
The Chromatics, from Trinidad
Keur Gui from Senegal
Freestyle rap, singing, and beat boxing between acts kept the show moving.
The audience, by and large, showed respect for each other and the facilities. Aside from the ID checks, security seemed to know how to step back and let a peaceful gathering carry on.
The Welfare Poets brought dancing and a call-and-response of “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.” The group included a boy (not pictured) wearing a cape, who also danced and played an instrument.
Dancing to Tom Jones’ “It’s Not Unusual.” Really.
The Urban Flea Market included art, vinyl, clothing, and more. Pictured: t-shirts from GMI Clothing, a company with the message: “Dream Big Do Big”