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A panel discussion and workshop on Breakdancing as part of Permanent Record: Chicago Hip Hop Kulture. Members of Chicago breakdancing crews will discuss the culture of the art form as well as speak to the history of breakdancing in Chicago. Guest Artists will lead a workshop on different hip hop dance techniques like breaking, popping, locking, etc. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Panel Discussion 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Panelists: Huascar ‘Waka’ Alcantara, Marcus ‘Salinas’ Omega, Raymond ‘Breaker Ray’ Rivera, and Space Capital. Moderator: Mike ‘Sneeks’ Lim

Workshop 1:00pm – 3:00 pm. Workshop Led by: Rene ‘Beast’ Luna

Graffiti Mural Tour – 3:00pm – 5:00pm

During the month of October, Artistic Bombing Crew (ABC) presents  Permanent Record: Chicago Hip Hop Kulture, over 40 years of Hip Hop in Chicago. Permanent Record presents the evolution of Chicago Hip Hop through an interactive exhibit displaying the elements of Hip Hop culture (graffiti, breakdancing, MCing, and DJing). ABC is one of the revolutionary graffiti crews to introduce the Hip Hop culture to Chicago in the early ’80s. Permanent Record, curated by BBoyB, Flash, and Risk from ABC, with the Center for Community Arts Partnerships (CCAP) at Columbia College Chicago, invite Chicago’s community to celebrate Hip Hop’s past and present.

Each weekend in October is dedicated to one of the elements of Hip Hop (graffiti, breakdancing, MCing, and DJing). On October 9, there is an evening Cypher/Jam. Saturdays include panel discussions, workshops, and graffiti tours. All Saturday workshops and panel discussions are free. The  Cypher/Jam events has a $10.00 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for an inability to pay and all are welcome.

Moderated panel discussions of 4-5 hip hop practitioners will speak on their specific element of expertise. Guest artists will lead a series of workshops focusing on the themes of graffiti, breakdancing, MCing, and DJing. Graffiti tours lead by the Artistic Bombing Crew will follow each workshop in the afternoon. Space is limited.


  • Friday, Oct. 2nd – Opening Night Party 7:00 pm -11:00 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 3rd –  Graffiti Panel 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Graffiti Workshop 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Mural Tour 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 9th – Cypher/Jam session 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 10th – Breakdance Panel 10:00 am -12:00 pm,      Breakdance Workshop 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Mural Tour 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 17th – MCing Panel 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, MCing Workshop 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Mural Tour 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 24th – DJing Panel 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, DJing Workshop 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Mural Tour 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 30th – Closing Party 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Or, by appointment.


The Cypher/Jam part of Permanent Record: Chicago Hip Hop Kulture on October 9 is an improvisational space dedicated to all Hip Hop art forms. Hip Hop practitioners and community members are invited to come show off their element(s) of expertise. Cyphers/Jams usually fall in different categories like breaking, popping, locking, emceeing, etc. Cyphers are used to build community and learn from other dancers / artists.


Following every Saturday workshop a part of Permanent Record: Chicago Hip Hop Kulture, there will be a graffiti tour to view the graffiti murals in Logan Square. Logan Square is home to Artistic Bombing Crew (ABC) and the murals they have created over the years as well as a curated wall called Project Logan that rotates artist every 2 weeks. Walk as the artists show you their canvas.

Graffiti Tours are from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, are free, and begin at the Hairpin Arts Center.