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Every Day is TRAE DAY [Country Rap: The Gulf States (Texas)]
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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Every Day is TRAE DAY [Country Rap: The Gulf States (Texas)]
Every Day is TRAE DAY
In 2008, the mayor of Houston, Bill White, awarded Trae with his own day, Trae Day (July 22), in honor of his outstanding work within the community. Trae Day is marked with an all ages free outdoor concert with back to school gear distributed to young people. The 2009 celebration was marred by gun violence and a radio host of 97.9 the Box blamed Trae's lyrics for inciting the violence. After Trae dissed the host on a mixtape, his music was banned from play on the Box, the only commercial Hip Hop station in H-Town. 2010 has been a crazy year for Trae - his suit against the station and their countersuit, firings of station DJ's who played his music, and town hall meetings in the 3rd ward to build grassroots criticism of corporate media. Oh, and Trae Day 2010. This night is devoted to all things Trae - the drama, the legal issues, the good work, the cartoons and of course the music.

Part of the two-part series "Country Rap: The Gulf States" & "Katrina: Five Years Later" August 20th - September 2nd, 2010 at the Maysles Cinema. This two-part series sheds a spotlight on hip hop (and its cultural and political antecedents), from a region engulfed in environmental siege with centuries old roots and a New South identity. After considering hip hop's southern migration and local variations, Country Rap transitions into Katrina: Five Years Later, a selection of films that document New Orleans' rich history, lending further gravity to those made in response to the devastation of New Orleans, and efforts towards recovery.



Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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