If you were around last summer, you probably remember how big Denver hip-hop heads represented at the Mighty 4 Denver b-boy summit. Cats got down like no other. If you haven't heard, Mighty 4 is taking a break this year, but in its place there's another gathering taking place the weekend of July 22 called La Casa del Fonk jam. As old schoolers can tell you, that name was also the name of a dope boutique on Larimer where a number of burgeoning b-boys and b-girls used to congregate in the '90s.
As with Mighty 4 and the similarly named La Casa del Fonk...A Denver Classic /1st Ever Hip-Hop Easter Egg Hunt, this summer's La Casa del Fonk jam is being organized by Fienz (Delfino Rodriguez), co-founder of Lordz of Finesse. The weekend is slated to kick off with party at Rockstar Lounge featuring Case of the Classicks and the Waterhole Kids from Vegas (Mandalay Bay) on Friday, July 22.
On Saturday, Earn Your Stripes Casa del Fonk Summer Edition is going down at Club Arriba (6th and Sheridan). Asia One (Nancy Yu, former owner of the original La Casa del Fonk) and Papoluv will be administering dance workshops beginning at 10 a.m., and there will be all types of cyphers (dance and graf battles) taking place after that from from noon to 7 p.m. And then that evening, there will be Old School vs New School jam at Sutra at 9 p.m. Everything will culminate on Sunday with Hip-Hop Congress' annual Spirit of Hip-Hop Jam at La Raza Park.
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