Tools of War Newsletter

From: Christie Z & Jorge Fabel Pabon

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Jorge Fabel Pabon
     Contact: FabelRSC@gmail.com  

 What's Poppin? San Antonio March 25  
Upcoming:
March 25: 7-12pm. 1on1 Poppin Battle @ Semenaya 12066 Star Crest Bldg 2 Suite 210 San Antonio TX 78247 RSVP 
 
March 26: DMC San Antonio DJ Battle  more info 
April 1: DMC New Orleans DJ Battle more info    
April 2: DMC Miami DJ Battle more info 
April 8: TRGGR Amherst MA  
Apr 13-15: Cornell University  NY
April 29: DMC Long Beach CA more info 
April 30: DMC Denver CO more info 
May 19: Atlanta GA: Local Zulu Chapter Anniv.
 
More to be confirmed!  Please contact
FabelRSC@gmail.com for bookings  

Videos: Rebel Diaz  The Narcycist   Brother Ali   Chicago 2010 Hip Hop Dance Forms   Rock Dance History   Apache Line  Last BBoys NYC  Rest in Peace Sharky

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March 18, 2011
Friday 

 
THE ART OF LYRICS #21: BRONX
8pm-2am. The Point CDC 940 Garrison Ave. Bronx NY. Feat. Creature, MC Faceman, Akil, Amo1, Sam Hill, Dane & more.  DJ FredOnes & Polarity.  Host: MC Rhino.  $7 @ the door.  18+.  2 or 5  to Simpson St.  6 to Hunts Point Ave.  theartoflyrics.blogspot.com.  Source Danny
 
DJ JAZZY JAY @ MOONSPLASH ANGUILLA  
Through March 20th. Official DJ for Moonsplash @ Dune Preserve, Rendezvous Bay Beach. More info Jazzy Jay 
 
DJ ROB SWIFT: CHICAGO  
9pm-2am. Dark Room Bar 2210 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago IL Rob Swift – djrobswift.com
 
SXSW INTL HIP HOP SHOWCASE: AUSTIN  
8pm-2am. Ten Oak  409 Colorado St. Austin, TX 78701
King Kapisi (NZ), Snob Scrilla (AUS), FOKN Bois (GHANA), Gamebouy (Soweto) Smiler, (London), Sweatshop Union (Vancouver), HHP aka Hip Hop Pantsula (Johannesburg) & Hadag Nahash (Jerusalem) More info  
  
MUSIC IS THE WEAPON: AUSTIN TX 
Empowering Communities Through Music. 3:30pm. Austin Convention Center Room 16A 500 E Cesar Chavez St Austin TX. Presenters include:  Ngozi Odita, Benjamin Herson, Immortal Technique, Delphine Fawundu. nomadicwax.com
 
REVOLUTION RIDDEMZ: LONDON

3pm-1am. Celebrate Palestine Festival. Performances from Mohammed Yahya, Lowkey, Poetic Pilgrimage, Logic, Jam session with People’s Army DJ Snuff & Dj Steaz, First & Last, Crazy Haze and more. SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) Thornhaugh St, WC1H 0XG London, United Kingdom. Source Mohammed Yahya

 
SICK JACKEN – PSYCHO REALM: DALLAS 
9pm – 2am. Also out of L.A. will be B-Real protege Young De. Ages 18+. $15 @The Green Elephant 5627 Dyer St Dallas, TX. Major cross street is Greenville Ave. and SMU Blvd. For more info or kutthroat.com  Source: Nate aka AssassiNate
 
 

March 19, 2011
Saturday
 

AFRIKA BAMBAATAA: LEECE ITALY

12:30am-2am. Livello Undici Ottavi SS7 Ter, Trepuzzi, Lecce Italy bassculture.it  Zion Train + DJ Perch ( Asian Dub Foundation ) Source: Kool Lady Blue

DJ FORREST GETUMGUMP & DJ LEAN ROCK: AKRON OH
9:30pm-2:30am. FREE! Annabells 584 W.Market St Akron OH more info 
DJ SWAMP: CHICAGO

3730 N Clark St., Chicago, IL djswamp.com

DJ J.ROCC, SHORTKUT & MORE! SF CA
9pm-2am. Mezzanine 444 Jessie St. San Francisco CA
Source: DJ Ren: trueskool.com 

GIANT ROBOT: BENEFIT FOR JAPAN: LA  
Water Works at GR2 – A benefit for UNICEF and child victims of the earthquake in Japan: March 19 – April 13, 2011. Reception: Sat. March 19, 6:30 – 10 p.m. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) is raising funds to help children in Japan impacted by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net  (310) 445-9276 Facebook Event 
 
 

 March 20, 2011
Sunday
DJ TONY TOUCH: FUNK BOX: NYC 

Sullivan Room 218 Sullivan St. (BTW. Bleeker & W. 3rd St.) NYC FunkBoxNYC.com     
 
SHAKEY’S RECORD FAIR: BROOKLYN
1pm-5pm. FREE!  21+. 15 Vinyl Sellers – 7″s / 45s Only. Dealers by invitation only. The Commodore 366 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY.  Record Collector DJs all day spinnin the rare digger joints. L to Lorimer, G to Metropolitan. Source: DJ Shakey shakeysrecordfair.com more info  
  
SKRATCHPAD: PETALUMA CA 
2-5pm. Free! All Ages! Feat. DJ Mista-B, Celskii, Deandroid, Primo & more at  World of Stereo Petaluma! 159 Petaluma Boulevard North Petaluma, CA more info 
END OF THE WEAK: NYC 
8:30: $10. Club Pyramid 101 Ave A, btwn 6th/7th NYC.  F to 2nd ave. L to 1st ave). Come early to sign Open-Mic list. EndoftheWeak.com     
 
MAKOSSA AT HIBISCUS: OAKLAND CA 9pm-1am. Every Sunday. FREE!  DJ’s The Latin Soul Brothers: Joe Quixx (Oakland Faders), Wonway Posibul, & Sivan playing Salsa, Afro-Beat, Funk, Samba, Reggae, House, and dance classics! Live drumming by: Ajayi Jackson. Hibiscus 1745 San Pablo Ave. (next to the New Parish) Oakland, CA facebook.com      
 
BENEFIT FOR CORNELL DUPREE NYC

featuring Joe Cocker, Dr. John, Eddie Palmieri and special guest. 6pm doors. 7pm show. Standing Room Only Tickets: $75-$125. Premiere R&B guitarist Cornell Dupree has been diagnosed with emphysema and will be undergoing a lung transplant. Benefit will help raise money for medical expenses. cornelldupree.com  B.B. King 237 West 42 St. NYC. 212.997.4144 bbkingblues.com 

 
 

March 21, 2011
Monday
     

NYC BLACK BOOK MASTERS 2 @  
DIRTYPILOT.com 
A collection of drawings by NYC graffiti Legends….”Drawing in black books are still a common denominator, whether you wrote on trains, walls or whatever, black book trading is still something special and personal – the exchange of art between its practitioners. The result is something precious and ever lasting that can be held and appreciated without the inevitability of being whitewashed or blasted from existence.
There aren’t many things that we continue to do as adults that we began doing as children. Black books are today’s link to yesterday’s dreams”. Louie “KR.ONE” Gasparro c.1977 – 2011 Dirtypilot.com is thrilled to offer collectors a window into the private world of black books and chance to own a piece of history by one of your favorite NYC writers. Source: PART
 
SCREENING: DARK DAYS: HARLEM
7pm: Dark Days. Curated by Sylvia Savadjian. Introduced by David Dinkins. Dark Days Dir. Marc Singer, 2000, 94 mins. Dark Days is about a community of homeless people illegally living in a tunnel beneath Manhattan. After:  Q&A with director Marc Singer and the Executive Director of the Coalition for the Homeless. Portion of the proceeds from this screening will go to the Coalition for the Homeless. view trailer Maysles Cinema 343 Lenox betw. 127th & 128th Harlem NYC. mayslesinstitute.org 
   
SOUL SLINGER & TC IZLAM: NYC
10pm-4am. Soul Slinger Record release party @ Konkrete Jungle: Jayline, Eshin, Hambone and Kemikalz 18+. $10. SUTRA 16 First Ave. at 1st St NYC konkretejungle.com Carlos Slinger liquidskymusic.com 
  
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2011 DMC US DJ Battles!
2011 DMC US Tour

Flyer by Haks 180! haksone@hotmail.com  
 
March 26: 2011 DMC San Antonio TX @ Korova  
April 1: DMC New Orleans LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
April 2: DMC Miami FL @ Adjust Gallery  
April 15: DMC Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall
April 29: DMC Long Beach CA & Teams @ Rhythm  
April 30: DMC Denver @ Casselmans      
 Aug. 6: DMC US Finals @ Santos Party House NYC
More DMC DJ battles to be announced…maybe!
 
 
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April 22: DJ Etronik planning a Benefit for Japan 

ROUND 2: DMC’S ONLINE DJ BATTLE IS ON! 
Any DJ from anywhere in the World can enter! Tell your DJ friends to enter and/or register to vote There are now 10 Rounds of 2 weeks each. Check dmcdjchamps.com for the live battles! dmcDJonline.com   


ROUND 1: DMC ONLINE DJ CHAMPS ARE…
The 1st winners of the 1st Ever DMC Online DJ Battle are: 
1st: DJ Unkut of Germany + 2nd: DJ Anubus of the USA
Congratulations guys!!! They will be automatically entered into the 2011 DMC Online DJ Finals in August.  
View the results and their sets here: dmcdjonline.com 
 

March 22, 2011
Tuesday
 

DJ TONY TOUCH NYC  Toca Tuesdays! Sutra 16 First Ave. betw. 1st & 2nd St. NYC 10009. Trains:  F or V to 2nd Ave sutranyc.com      
 
JAMES TOP: KEYNOTE SPEAKER –  NYC 
4:30pm-5:30pm:The Office of Student life in collaboration with The Student Government Association & LaGuardia Foundation Proudly Presents: A Celebration Of African Heritage 2011 Keynote speaker: Graffiti Legend James Top. Topic: The History of Graffiti Art in NYC: Past, Present & Future. La Guardia Community College Main Building: Poolside Cafe @31- 10 Thomson ave. Long Island City
Source: JAMES TOP – more info graffitinyctv@gmail.com
 
MEDUSA, DJ NOMADIK & MORE: BOSTON 
10th Annual “Sistas Doin’ it 4 Themselves” celebrating Women’s History Month, 8pm – 1am.  Featuring: Medusa, DJ Nomadik, Letia Larok & more! 21+, $7 after 9:30pm, Club Choices 381 Somerville Ave Somerville MA (near union sq. across from  Market Basket). email: info@soulkore.com  Source: Nomadik soulkore.com 
 
 

March 23, 2011
Wednesday

SOULGASM: NYC  
10pm-4am. DJ Brian Coxx, Ejoe +. Deep House, Funk & Soul. Hosts: Ejoe & Red. FREE before 11pm. $5. Sin Sin 85 2nd Ave. at 5th St. NYC. Trains: 6/N/R to Astor or F to 2nd myspace.com/soulgasmnyc REDness   
 
LOOKING AT MUSIC 3.0: NYC 
“New York’s Museum of Modern Art is hosting a great new show called “Looking at Music 3.0.”  It celebrates the mushing together of the musical and visual arts in New York in the Eighties — including what was going on in the wonderful world of hip-hop.  Curator Barbara London borrowed six album covers and two posters from the Adler Archives to help her tell the story.  Here’s a link to my blogpost about it all: moma.org” – Bill Adler 
Looking at Music 3.0: February 16-June 6, 2011
The Yoshiko and Akio Morita Media Gallery, second floor
11 West 53rd St, between Fifth & Sixth Ave. NYC 
Source: Bill Adler eyejammie.com 
 

March 24, 2011
Thursday 

   

DJ QUESTLOVE: BROOKLYN
Doors: 10:30pm. Show: 11pm. $5 adv. $7 day of. Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave betw. N. 11th & 12th St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn NYC. L to Bedford. G to Nassau brooklynbowl.com

March 25, 2011
Friday 

 
FABEL @ WHAT’S POPPIN: SAN ANTONIO  

7-12pm. Fabel is judging the 1-on-1 Poppin Battle for $300. 2 on 2 all style for $200. DJ Agent M KaviKoro. Semenaya 12066 Star Crest Bldg 2 # 210 San Antonio TX 78247 View flyer   RSVP at event page 

 
CYPHER ADIKTS: HOLLYWOOD CA 
Cypher Adikts. 9pm. 12am. Jeskilz Rock Steady Crew, DJ Ervin Arana, Koolski. Party Jam With Cyphers All Night, All Ages, $5 cover ($3 Each If You Come With Your Crew). The Basement 5259 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood CA 91601. Source:  facebook.com/jeskilz 
 
 LADIES GET DOWN: NYC
8pm. A Tribute to Women in Hip Hop and more! A Salute Awards Presentation & performances honoring Rhapsody, Nu-Stylz (Cicely & Olisa), Michele Byrd-McFee. Workshop classes by Alyssa Chloe. Ending cypher open to all. SPECIAL Guest appearances by 2010 Ladies Get Down Honorees and more! Raffle Drawing: Proceeds to benefit Marjory Smarth. $20 adv. ticketing performance only. $25 at the door. $115 Full Workshop Earlybird Discount. $22.50 per class. The Ailey Studios/The Ailey Citigroup Theater 405 W. 55th Street, 9th ave. NYC 10019. 212-405-9000,  alvinailey.org/ladiesgetdown
 
ZULU JAM: SEATTLE WA 
7pm – Free – All Ages. Zulu Jam: Last Fridays of the Month. B-Boy/Girl Practice / Cyphers. Zulu DJs Rockin’ Breaks, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop. Writer’s Bench & Games. Party Rockin’ & Open Mic. Washington Hall 153 14th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 206Zulu.com  Source: freestylesession.com  
 
MOS DEF, RUBY DEE +  NYC
National Black Writers Conference Benefit Concert featuring Mos Def, Ruby Dee, Guy Davis, Gary Bartz. Doors: 7pm. Show: 9pm. $35. Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St. NYC 10011 betw. 9th and 10th Ave. highlineballroom.com/ 

 

 

March 26, 2011
Saturday
 
2011 DMC SAN ANTONIO DJ BATTLE
8pm. $10. All Ages! Showcases by Mista B plus OBX and DJ Techneek. Judges: Mista B, Kico and Manila Ice. Host: DJ Donnie Dee. Aerosol artistry by LAWS CREW and RTD. Korova 107 E. Martin St. San Antonio TX 78205. No Filming! Mia SATX, Pur3ly Root3d crew: facebook.com/satx.dmc 
DJs can register up til 11:59pm on March 25 by writing to usa@dmcworld.com Click here for Facebook Event Page  
 
REBEL DIAZ, FLACO NAVAJA & MORE: NYC  
Hip-Hop for Immigrant Rights Festival/Fundraiser for the Defense of Victor Toro. 7pm-11pm.Performances by: Red Clay, Reyes Del Bajo Mundo, Flaco Navaja, Rebel Diaz, Circa 95, YC the Cynic, Intikana, HCP, Los Brujoz, Hache St., Zangre Urbana, Calle Cardona, Akela MC. Music by DJ Disco & DJ Charlie Hustle. All Ages. $10. MLK Auditorium SEIU Local 1199 , 310 W 43rd St, NYC 10036 btwn 8th & 9th Trains: A,C,E TO 42nd. 718-708-4701  RDACBX.org 
 
MR THING VS DJ FORMAT: LONDON
9pm-4am. Big Chill House, 257-259 Pentonville Road, London N1 (Tube: Kings Cross ) thedoctorsorders.com  
 
DJ ROB SWIFT: BROOKLYN  
Legion Bar 720 Metropolitan Ave. Williamsburg Brooklyn
Rob Swift – djrobswift.com
 
PAM THE FUNKSTRESS & DJ BACKSIDE: SF 
9pm -2am. Madrone 500 Divisadero @ Fell San Francisco, CA Source: DJ Ren trueskool.com 
 
 

March 27, 2011
Sunday
   

DJ TONY TOUCH: FUNK BOX: NYC
Sullivan Room 218 Sullivan St. (BTW. Bleeker & W. 3rd St.) NYC
FunkBoxNYC.com

MAKOSSA AT HIBISCUS: OAKLAND CA 9pm-1am. Every Sunday. FREE!  DJ’s The Latin Soul Brothers: Joe Quixx (Oakland Faders), Wonway Posibul, & Sivan playing Salsa, Afro-Beat, Funk, Samba, Reggae, House, and dance classics! Live drumming by: Ajayi Jackson. Hibiscus 1745 San Pablo Ave. (next to the New Parish) Oakland, CA facebook.com  

END OF THE WEAK: NYC 
8:30: $10. Club Pyramid 101 Ave A, btwn 6th/7th NYC.  F to 2nd ave. L to 1st ave). Come early to sign Open-Mic list. EndoftheWeak.com    
 

 
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Rugged One: Fri. 5-7pm pncradio
TRGGR: Fri. 6-8pm wmua  trggr

Busy Bee Fri. 9p-12a  WPBR

Disco Wiz: Fri. 10-11pm urbanlatino
Public Enemy Radio Fri. 8-10p info
Kool DJ Red Alert: Sat. 10p-12a 98.7
Felix Hernandez Sat.10-2pm wbgo
Public Enemy Radio Sun. 8-10p info
Red Alert: Tue-Thurs 9-11p ustream
Bambaataa Tues. 8pm-12am whcr
Halftime: Wed 10:30pm-1am wnyu

Old School Radio Hour podmatic
Imperial Jaycee W/Fri/Sat 8-10 info
DJ Scratch 8pm-? Tues-Fri info
James Top: Fri/Sat graffitinyctv.com
Crazy Legs: Daily 2pm  more info

About Tools of War
Co-founded by Jorge “Fabel” Pabon and Christie Z-Pabon, Tools of War was named with the idea that there are many “tools” one can use in competing or battling within Hip Hop culture: paint, turntables, microphones, one’s body, and especially one’s voice. Although the name may appear aggressive, the intent behind it’s use is actually to inform and educate people regarding not only Hip Hop but many other social and political issues. As we grow, we are finding that it has also become a forum for voicing opinions and sharing ideas which might help in unifying and uplifting people all over the world.
Tools of War wins Hip Hop Event of the Year!
Tools of War True School NYC Park Jams win “Hip Hop Event of the Year” at
“Remixing Social Change: Word, Beats and Life Conference Washington DC!!
Fabel & Christie Z Pabon | PO Box 20603 | toolsofwar.com | New York City | NY | 10025

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