Homecoming Goes Virtual
April 23 event will feature music producer Karriem Riggins plus
CLEVELAND: Relive past high-energy performances and learn from a
music industry innovator during a virtual edition of the annual
Hip-Hop Homecoming presented by
Community College (Tri-Cģ).
Hip-hop producer and jazz drummer Karriem Riggins
headlines the free online event, which begins at 7 p.m. Friday,
April 23, 2021. Hip-Hop Homecoming: KARRIEM of the Crop
will stream through Tri-Cís Facebook and YouTube channels.
Riggins will share stories about his
career, musical collaborations,
current projects and how he has stayed creative during the
pandemic. He served as the 2020 artist-in-residence for Tri-C
Over the years, Riggins has recorded with the likes of Paul
McCartney, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Norah Jones. The
Detroit native now resides in Los Angeles, performing
regularly with Diana Krall and collaborating with rapper Common.
The virtual program will also showcase
best performances, beat
competitions and freestyle cyphers from previous Hip-Hop