|Stories and Music from W.Va. Coal Towns and Hip-Hop from the Hills|
|WELCH, W.Va.—Two cultural events that are unique to West Virginia—stories and music from coal towns and so-called Afrolachian hip-hop, are coming up this weekend at the Jack Caffrey Arts and Cultural Center in Welch.|
“Stories and Music from Coal Towns in Wales and West Virginia” will be performed on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. There will be no cover charge, and a free box dinner will be provided for the first 60 who attend, courtesy of the McDowell County Commission on Aging.
“Hip-Hop from the Hills” will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. ($5 at the door). The performance will feature Jumbo Green (also known as 6’6 240), Gary, West Virginia’s DJ Strizy, and West Virginia hip-hop artist WVLF.
The two performances are being presented by Reconnecting McDowell, a comprehensive, long-term effort, through a partnership of public and private entities, to revive McDowell County and make educational improvement in the county the route to a brighter economic future.