Al Kapone and the U Dig Dance Academy jookers performing with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at the Pop-Up Arts Festival at Melrose Stadium in Orange Mound, 4/29/12
Al Kapone (@ALKaponeMemphis) is one of the founders of Memphis rap, and a man who has contributed generously and selflessly to the Memphis music industry. Among his accomplishments is being one of the first rap artists to perform with a symphony orchestra. At the Pop-Up Arts Festival in Orange Mound last Sunday, Kapone performed a brief excerpt of his longer performance with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the jook dancers from the U Dig Dance Academy. It was a great ending to a great day in Orange Mound.
At the rehearsal for the Al Kapone/Memphis Symphony concert at the New Daisy Theater in Memphis last Wednesday. The concert also featured a group of dancers from the U Dig Dance Academy, displaying a Memphis-based style of dance known as jooking.
More scenes from last Wednesday’s rehearsal for the Al Kapone/Memphis Symphony performance at the New Daisy Theater.