On March 13th, 2016 Soul Food Cypher held it’s first ‘Politics as Usual' Pop-Up Cypher at Stoney’s Barbershop in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. This unprecedented cypher brought local lyricists and elected officals together to discuss the issues in their community. Major shoutout to Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner, Atlanta Councilman Kwanza Hall, and Fourth Ward rapper Pill who served as panelists for the event. From their barber chairs they dropped gems of knowledge about the importance of civic engagement, community activism, and voting.
This special pop-up cypher was made possible by support fromArtPlaceAmerica. Another Special Shout out to Stoneys barber shop , The Space Shop Self Storage - Atlanta, Georgia, Old Fourth Ward Business Association, Noni's Bar & Grill , and Harold's Chicken N IceBar for providing the space and food at the event. We thank our partners at the Feminist Women's Health Center - Atlanta, and Georgia STAND-UP for helping with on the spot voter registration. Much love goes to our volunteers and supporters for helping producing an unforgettable experience! See you all at the next Politics Usual... coming soon. #SFCO4W#OldFourthWard
Cinematography and Edit: Armaan Uplekar