VISUAL STUDIES & UPROCK NARRATIVES: DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEORGE R. MERCADO

2019.11.23 | 305 Hip Hop at the Arsht Center

These images were taken at the Arsht Center’s 305 Hip Hop show, a community event to kick off the 12th season of their Family Fest series. It’s a celebration of the creative elements of hip-hop culture: DJ’ing, rapping, graffiti writing and break dancing featuring Miami’s own Flipside Kings, Daniel “Krave” Fila, Sekajipo, Maxx Millanova, Kapital Stone, Kyriq, PATH youth, DJ Fielo and more.   Arsht Center PATH Flipside Kings BBoy Lego Supah Mario BBoyCRX Samm Lugo Daniel “Krave” Fila Jay “Remote” Bellicchi Sekajipo Maxx Millanova Kaptial Stone DJ Fielo Kyriq  
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Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida Saturday, July 7th 2018 - The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill's Pub - Miami, Florida

2018.07.07 | The GZA at Churchill’s Pub

Saturday, July 7th 2018 – The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) performing live at Churchill’s Pub – Miami, Florida
Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Ceelo Green - Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Ceelo Green - Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center Saturday, June 16th 2018 - DJ Heron, Sekajipo, Hakim Green and Goodie Mob at the Arsht Center
The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios. The Combat Hippies working on their new performance piece at Sober Studios.

2018.06.08 | The Combat Hippies at Sober Studios

A couple months back, I got to spend an afternoon in the studio with veteran spoken word group The Combat Hippies, Teo Castellanos and Brimstone127 while they collaborated on material for their new project AMAL. The Combat Hippies are a group of Puerto Rican Veterans that channel their creativity through spoken word poetry to educate and inspire. Click the link here to learn more about them and their mission. PATH To Hip Hop Brimstone127 Teo Castellanos Buffalo Brown Music

2017.08.09 | PATH 2017 Closing Cypher at the Miami Light Project

PATH is a Miami-based 501(c )3 organization that uses Hip Hop culture to advance scholarship, community involvement, leadership and entrepreneurship in underserved communities. PATH’s Closing Cypher is an interactive Hip Hop showcase that features music, dance, art and social commentary about life in the early 90’s, and it closes out their summer session. The production is co-written and performed by the PATH Hip Hop Summer Academy youth and staff, with guidance from Teo Castellanos. This year included performances by Hakim Green (Channel Live), and Mecca aka Grimo.
2017.03.04 | Drink Champs (Noreaga and DJ EFN) with DJ Premiere and Pete Rock at Sidebar Miami 2017.03.04 | Drink Champs (Noreaga and DJ EFN) with DJ Premiere and Pete Rock at Sidebar Miami 2017.03.04 | Drink Champs (Noreaga and DJ EFN) with DJ Premiere and Pete Rock at Sidebar Miami 2017.03.04 | Drink Champs (Noreaga and DJ EFN) with DJ Premiere and Pete Rock at Sidebar Miami 2017.03.04 | Drink Champs (Noreaga and DJ EFN) with DJ Premiere and Pete Rock at Sidebar Miami 2017.03.04 | Drink Champs (Noreaga and DJ EFN) with DJ Premiere and Pete Rock at Sidebar Miami 2017.03.04 | Drink Champs (Noreaga and DJ EFN) with DJ Premiere and Pete Rock at Sidebar Miami 2017.03.04 | Drink Champs (Noreaga and DJ EFN) with DJ Premiere and Pete Rock at Sidebar Miami 2017.03.04 | Drink Champs (Noreaga and DJ EFN) with DJ Premiere and Pete Rock at Sidebar Miami 2017.03.04 | Drink Champs (Noreaga and DJ EFN) with DJ Premiere and Pete Rock at Sidebar Miami 2017.03.04 | Fire Lion and Elohim the Anomaly at Sidebar Miami 2017.03.04 | Liquid Shield Entertainment artist Elohim the Anomaly at Sidebar Miami 2017.03.04 | My dude Jeff at Sidebar Miami 2017.03.04 | DJ Premiere vs Pete Rock at Sidebar Miami 2017.03.04 | DJ Premiere vs Pete Rock at Sidebar Miami
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