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Hip Hop Xpress Double Dutch Boom Bus

Experience the Hip Hop Xpress Double Dutch Boom Bus for one night only, parked on Goodwin Avenue on the west side of Krannert Center (5pm to 7pm). The Xpress travels across the United States to parks, schools, universities, and parking lots to connect generations, highlight Black cultural legacies, and invite young people to try new activities all inspired by Hip Hop and its antecedents. Dr. Will Patterson uses the Xpress as a rolling laboratory to bring academic disciplines and methods to the street, wherever people gather. Key features of the Xpress are its mobility, its internet connectivity, its links to Black cultural wealth, and its "wow factor"—the stunning visual wrap that serves as an algorithm that moves crowds. Participation is free.

After you've enjoyed the Hip Hop Xpress experience, step inside Krannert Center for a 7:30pm performance by Morris Day and the Time, pioneers of "the Minneapolis sound" who will perform a mix of their earlier funk classics and new R&B hits: Information and tickets

Event Details

Street level on the west side of Krannert Center, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
Fr Sep 15, 2023 - 5:00pm CT