Under the Influence of Jorge "Pop Master Fabel" Pabon
Dir. Jorge "Fabel" Pabon, 12 min.
A short on back in the day Hip Hop Fashion with a comedic twist... starring Lil Lep, Flip Rock, B-Boy Fever One, Ness, Sweepy, Fly T, Black Crash, Fabel, Buddha, Louie Familia and Gato.
Apache Line: From Gangs to Hip Hop
Dir. Jorge "Fabel" Pabon and Johnny "Zip" Rodriguez, 60 min.
This work in progress documentary takes us on a journey through the trials, tribulations and triumphs of NYC street gangs/families that celebrated urban culture, through artistic expression, prior to the advent of what we know as "Hip Hop culture". This documentary is a testament to the power of transforming negative energy to positive and captures testimony from some of the folk heroes who reveal untold chapters of New York City's urban history. Hip Hop icons such as: Afrika Bambaataa, T.KID 170 and INK 76 share their experiences during the transition from gangs to Hip Hop culture. They describe how they fought for survival and a sense of identity. Apache Line also focuses on accountability and encourages our youth to think critically about decisions they make. It represents the experiences of generations of Americans and many who continue to search for acceptance, love and a family.
Q&A with Jorge Pabon following the film, more details forthcoming
Jorge "Pop Master Fabel" Pabon was born and raised in Spanish Harlem, NYC where, at an early age, he developed his dance and choreography career at Hip Hop jams and clubs throughout the city. His pioneering individuality has been showcased internationally since 1982. Fabel is Senior Vice President of the Rock Steady Crew and also co-founder of GhettOriginal Productions, Inc. With GhettOriginal, Fabel co-authored, co-directed, and co-choreographed the first two Hip Hop musicals, So! What Happens Now? and Jam on the Groove (first official Off-Broadway Hip Hop musical). Along with members of the Rhythm Technicians and The Rock Steady Crew, he won the 1991 Bessie Award for choreography. Fabel gained world renown as a featured dancer in the classic Hip Hop movie, Beat Street. Along with senior members of Rock Steady Crew, Fabel was an honoree at VH1's 1st Hip Hop Honors. He was a principle dancer and one of the artistic directors in Rennie Harris's theatrical production, Legends Of Hip Hop. As an adjunct professor, he teaches dance in the Experimental Theater Wing at NYU's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts as well as the Collaborative Arts Program (CAP 21). Fabel presents lectures, demonstrations, master classes, and participates in outreach programs and conferences internationally. He is one of the foremost Hip Hop dance historians and activist within the culture. Fabel is currently producing his monumental documentary titled, Apache Line: From Gangs to Hip Hop. He is also directing another documentary he conceived titled, Urban Armor: Hip Hop's Fashionable Flavor. His other forms of expression include "graffiti" art, DJ'ing and digital arts.
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