Important Hip-Hop Artist Coming to the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga

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Mississauga will be bustling with activity this Friday, as Ernie Paniccioli, a photographer and hip hop artist, will be performing for one night only in An Evening With Ernie Paniccioli at the Living Arts Centre. 

Chronicling hip hop for decades, Paniccioli will share personal stories and insights from his fascinating career that has captured the likes of Biggie Smalls, The Beastie Boys, Ice Cube and Public Enemy.

Photo courtesy of Ernie Paniccioli Photographer

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Paniccioli began photography in 1973 by covering graffiti art, music, dance and streetwear in the city. Paniccioli shot nearly every rapper, DJ or group of note for much of the 1980s and 1990s.

Being one of the main photographers for magazines such as Word Up! and Rap Masters, Paniccioli accrued an archive of nearly 250,000 photographs, which was later acquired for preservation by Cornell University in 2013. The following year, he was inducted into the Hip-hop Hall of Fame.

A Native-American and First Nations activist, Paniccioli holds the title of Supreme Minister of Culture for the Universal Zulu Nation, and regularly speaks at colleges and universities on issues affecting Indigenous peoples and other communities of colour.

Alongside Paniccoli additional performers will be present at the event such as:

Emcee L!ft!D / HipHopNrthrn - Performer, Host, Moderator
Emcee Testament/ P.E.A.C.E. Movement - Performer
B-Boy Frost Flow/ Full Step Saga - Performer
DJ Chino and GLYFF - DJ and Sound provision
Steep Daniels/ The Overcoming Initiative - Visual Artist
Destiny Love Rae - Visual Artist

The evening will include a Q & A session moderated by LiftiD of HipHopNrthrn. A dance cypher and emcee performance to follow the formal talk.

Addmission is free and starts at 8 pm on Friday, May 17.

Click here for more info on Living Arts Centre events coming soon.

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