Global Heat to celebrate hip hop and breakdancing Saturday at History Museum

In this special, family-friendly performance, Global Heat will celebrate the Black roots of hip hop through fusion music, break dancing, and the spoken word.

  • Friday, February 27, 2015 2:34pm
  • Life

Global Heat perform at the Renton History Museum in 2014.

The Renton History Museum closes out Black History Month on Saturday with a special performance from Global Heat – Hip-Hop, Soul Music and Dance.

In this special, family-friendly performance, Global Heat will celebrate the Black roots of hip hop through fusion music, break dancing, and the spoken word.

The show will feature excerpts from the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a discussion of the history of hip hop dance and its origins in traditional African and Brazilian dance and martial arts.

The program includes a free-style rap by hip hop MCs.

Formed in 2005, Global Heat is an ensemble of musicians and dancers that celebrate hip hop music as an art form.

The event runs from 1 – 2 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday Feb. 28, at the Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave. S. The program is free with museum admission: $3 for adults, $1 for children, members are always free.

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