Rebel Diaz (Rebellions in Spanish as a single word), is a Hip Hop project hailing from The Bronx and Chicago. Its members, Chilean brothers Rodrigo Venegas, a.k.a. RodStarz, and Gonzalo Venegas, a.k.a. G1, along with DJ Illanoiz, visited the Pioneer Valley on September 9th and they offered a free educational workshop about Hip Hop and Activism, at the Wistariahurst Museum, in Holyoke. That evening, they also performed at the Millpond Live in Easthampton.
The morning after, we got together at the plasma media lab, to talk about their experiences in Holyoke and Easthampton, and their work as Hip Hop artists, educators, activists, and creators.
Special thanks to the Wistariahurst Museum for opening their space for this free educational workshop for the community. Also, we want to recognize the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership, and the Rosenberg Fund for Children for their efforts to make possible this workshop and performance by Rebel Diaz in Holyoke and Easthampton.