38th Anniversary OG RADIOTRON: Peace, Love, Unity and Fun
"When we say the word hip-hop, we are talking about, breaking, EMCeeing, graffiti writing, deejaying. These are called the the four core elements of hip-hop. The reason why we do breaking, emceeing, graffiti writing, deejaying is to cause peace, love, unity and safely having fun." -KRS One
The historic building was demolished long ago, but the legacy of the Hip Hop youth center prevailed in those kids. Thirty-eigth years later we gather to celebrate the anniversary of "Radiotron" and to learn the history of Hip Hop culture in L.A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5pcqZN184c
A presentation of Stage Of The Arts, Inc. and Generation Hip Hop Global. The Annual OG.Radiotron Festival has been an outdoor festival gathering of thousands at the Levitt Pavillion bandshell of MacArthur Park. Due to the Covid-19 pandemia our 2021 OG.Radiotron became a digital event share by Generation Hip Hop Global chapters in 60 countries .
Saturday 8 PM June 19th, 2021; Honoring 38th celebration of the Radiotron Youth Center that started in 1983 this urban Arts movement still evolving in our neighborhoods. The digital event will remain posted online after premiered.
Streaming free to the general public from
Radiotron show Host Carmelo Alvarez, Ashley and Monique / The Cloaks with Awol One & Gel Roc / Bboys Willpower, Kujo & Hazze / Poppin Nikko / DJ Mixmaster D / MCs Tha Union Station / MC Phoenix of HUEHUETLATOLLI / Radiotron Graff Artist by Zuco and Thunder. International Hi Hop artists by GHHG... and more.
Produced by Carmelo Alvarez
Stage Of The Arts, Inc. was founded 1982 and presented performing arts at an storefront theater by Bonny Brae Street in MacArthur Park area. The Radiotron Club was develop in the neighborhood summer 1983, when performer storyteller Carmelo Alvarez (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAh8U0Zzw_w) came back from New York to his MacArthur Park neighborhood.
Carmelo became a youth cultural advocate, and lead Radiotron to procure their own building: The Radiotron Youth Cultural Center by Park View Street, where the legacy of popping and graffiti art exploded into the breakdancing fever of Hip Hop decades.
38th OG RADIOTRON is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.