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The 4th Annual Can a Sista Rock a Mic? Festival kicks off this Wednesday at Bohemian Caverns. The four-day festival features Alison Carney, Emily King, Liv Warfield, Yazarah and a number of other hip-hop, spoken word, R&B, and electronica artists with shows and events all over town. In addition to empowering the sistas on the stage, the festival will feature a panel discussion on rape and domestic violence and donate all proceeds to Raising Expectations, Inc, a non-profit supporting at-risk youth in D.C. This is a great event, and it is really exciting to see it thrive and return for another year!

Full schedule line up and more info on the performers are available online.