Category Archives: Festival

Mast Ace and Polo

Friday, March 8th

Performing as part of the Tucson Hip Hop Fest

Masta Ace stands as one of rap’s great anomalies. The Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York artist emerged in the late 1980s, delivering next-level rhymes as part of Marley Marl’s Juice Crew with Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Kool G. Rap and others. After his 1990 debut album, he then released in 1993 a sobering treatise on gangster rap and its impact on America with his SlaughtaHouse project before melding an East Coast sensibility with the South and West Coast’s affinity for car culture with 1995’s revolutionary, forward-thinking Sittin’ On Chrome album.

Yet it was Masta Ace’s next series of musical moves that truly cemented his status as one of rap’s iconic acts. In 2001, Ace released Disposable Arts, an exceptional look at rap’s evolution, exploitation and appropriation. His subsequent projects – 2004’s A Long Hot Summer, 2012’s MA_DOOM: Son of Yvonne and collaborative projects with eMC, Ed O.G. and others – provided Masta Ace a new platform to tour the world and become a rapper whose catalog is appreciated by different generations of fans for dramatically different reasons. –via artist’s site

Club Congress | 311 E Congress | 7pm

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Hoco Fest Night 3 M.I.S.

Friday August 31st

Mexican Institute of Sound (MIS; Spanish: Instituto Mexicano del Sonido) is an electronic music project created by Mexico City-based DJ and producer Camilo Lara. Along with groups like Nortec Collective and Kinky, M.I.S. is part of a growing Mexican electronica movement, encouraging fusions of folk and more traditional music with modern sounds. via artist wiki

 

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HocoFest Night 2 Lil B

Thursday August 30th

Brandon Christopher McCartney (born August 17, 1989),professionally known as Lil B and as his alter ego The BasedGod, is an American rapper from Berkeley, California. Lil B has recorded both solo and with The Pack. His solo work spans several genres, including hip hop, new age, indie rock and choral music. He describes his work as “based”, a term which denotes a lifestyle of positivity and tolerance. He is noted for his extensive use of social media to build an online following. He has released a variety of albums and mixtapes, including Rain in England (2010).via artist wiki

Hotel Congress | 311 E Congress | 7pm Tickets

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Hoco Fest Night 1 Bad Gyal

Wednesday August 29th

Alba Farelo, better known as Bad Gyal, is a Spanish and Catalan singer and producer. While attending university and working at a call centre, she released “Pai” in April 2016, an adaptation of “Work” by Rihanna, adapting the lyrics to a mixture of Catalan, Spanish and English It gained popularity on YouTube, and was picked up by local radio, which led to the creation of a mixtape, Slow Wine, with producer Pablo Martínez, aka FakeGuido. Fact Magazine named one of its songs, “Jacaranda” as their number 1 single of 2017. She has performed at several festivals in Iceland and Japan, as well as Red Bull Music Academy Festival in Los Angeles, and Sónar in Spain. Her next album, World Wide Angel, was produced by UK producer Jam City, Dubbel Dutch, DJ Florentino and Spanish musician El Guincho, and included the songs “Candela”, “Nicest Cocky” and “Blink”. Bad Gyal is signed with the production company Canada Editorial.  The Guardian described her music as “stew of reggaeton, dancehall and melancholic electronics – sung in a mixture of Catalan, Spanish and English”. via artist wiki
Hotel Congress | 311 E Congress | 7pm Tickets

 

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Wak Pow Wow

Saturday and Sunday, March 17th &18th

The annual inter-tribal activities and artisan’s marketplace featuring Native American tribes from around the United States, hosted by Southern Arizona’s Tohono O’odham Nation (Sonoran Desert People). Categories include team dancing, hoop dance, drum contest, owl dance, inter-tribal dances, and many more.
San Xavier | 1950 W San Xavier Rd | 10 am entry

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