The ninth annual DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival begins tonight, although its aims aren’t purely theatrical. It has music, dance, art, and spoken word, not to mention a host of panel discussion. Of particular interest: “Hip-Hop Humanities: A Day on Earth,” which looks at combining green and hip-hop culture. According to the relevant literature, some topics are “greening the ghetto” as well as “the work that is being done in the green sector and how people can get involved on a personal and professional level.”

The subjects of hip-hop and environmentalism rarely come up in the same sentence—-at least in the mainstream, the former is often seen as being far too materialistic, Ludacris excepted. So it should be an interesting panel.

The juncture will be lead by the maverick urban environmentalist Majora Carter, along with Rha Goddess, Kymone “Papi” Freeman, and Kari Fulton. The event is at 12 p.m. tomorrow in the National Museum of American History’s Carmichael Auditorium. Free.

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