What do you get when you cross Passover and a massive Hip Hop Festival? A get yo' matzah kind of seder.
For the first time that I can recall, these two distinct events -- hip hop show and a Passover seder -- will be celebrated together.
The Shabbat Tent Passover seder will be set up at the 2012 Paid Dues Festival and lead by a performer at the event, the rapper Kosha Dillz.
Paid Dues is one of the nation's largest hip hop shows and coincides this year with the Jewish festival of Passover. With many Jewish attendees planning to attend the Hip Hop Fest, the Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz approached Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union and Murs about the possibility of hosting a small seder at the Festival for anyone who wants to participate.
With support from the Festival organizers, Kosha teamed up with the Shabbat Tent project to create a Passover seder complete with matzah, grape juice and a "10-minute seder" Haggadah which Kosha asked me to write.
"This might be the first time in history that anyone ever combined live hip-hop and Passover," said Kosha Dillz, who is performing with artists such as Wu Tang, Odd Future and Mac Miller. "For me its the only way I can play this amazing festival with family approval."
The 10-minute seder will incorporate all the key elements of the traditional seder, in English and Hebrew, but condensed to make sure it can fit between sets.
Information on the Passover will also be available for all attendees at the Shabbat Tent throughout the day, which is slated for a 6 p.m. seder on Saturday (April 7).
There may also be some of the festival's favorite rappers in attendance. I wonder if Mac Miller is looking for a Seder?
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