Monday, July 28, 2008

Seattle Presents the 2008 City Hall Traffic Jam

img src: (left 2 right) Hollis Wear & Madeleine Clifford (Canary Sing) Sean Klosterman
Rogue Pinay & El Dia (1st Quarter Storm)

City Hall will be hosting a lineup of the city's finest female hip-hop artists who take to the stage. Peep the press release below. Click here to learn more!

Seattle’s leading female hip-hop artists to take the mike at City Hall, Aug. 14 “Traffic Jam” to feature Canary Sing, Julie C, DJ B-Girl, 1st Quarter Storm and rising stars from Youth Speaks

SEATTLE — Skip the afternoon commute and kick back with the women of Seattle hip hop and spoken word. Smart rhymes, provoking ideas, and compelling beats collide as Seattle’s top female hip-hop artists gather for a “Traffic Jam,” 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14 outdoors on the City Hall plaza, 600 Fourth Ave.

This special evening performance features Canary Sing, Julie C, DJ B-Girl, 1st Quarter Storm and rising stars from Youth Speaks. Free snacks will be provided by neighborhood restaurants, including City Grind Espresso, Hidmo Eritrean Cuisine, McCormick’s Fish House and O’Asian Bistro.

Seattle’s hip-hop culture boasts a growing number of gifted female artists rising to the forefront of the hip-hop scene. The women of Seattle hip hop and spoken word are revolutionizing the way Seattle hears music by wielding poetic thought to change society and empower individuals.

Seattle Presents is a free year-round concert series at City Hall presented by the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit or call (206) 684-7171.

The 2008 Traffic Jam is made possible with the generous support of KBCS 91.3 FM, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, and Triamp Group.

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in communities throughout Seattle. The 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen
volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council, supports the city agency.