Kennedy Center Announces it’s First Director of Hip-Hop Culture

Today the Kennedy Center announced it’s first director of hip hop culture and contemporary music, Simone Eccleston.

According to the press release, Eccleston will be leading a center-wide commitment to hip-hop culture and contemporary music, which includes R&B, soul, folk and roots, indie, world music and Latin music.

“With the Kennedy Center serving as the preeminent home for our nation’s arts and culture, the creation of a programmatic platform for hip-hop culture is deeply significant.” says Eccleston.

Last year, the Kennedy Center appointed rapper &  producer Q-Tip as its first artistic director for hip-hop culture.

She will assume the role March 13th.

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