Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley have teamed with National Geographic and V-Tech to present the “Distant Relatives” panel debate in Washington, DC next month. The “Distant Relatives” panel debate will feature DJ Kool Herc DJ Red Alert, dance hall legend Daddy U-Roy, Jeff Chang, Rakim and King Jammy.
The discussion will be moderated by radio personality/MTV host Sway Calloway. The event, which is being filmed for a documentary, will explore the origins of Hip-Hop in addition to the global impact the genre of music has had around the world. For those who cannot attend the actual event, the discussion will also be streamed live and broadcast via National Geographic’s natgeomusic.net website.
An after party and open-mic show at DC nightclub Zanzibar will take place following the discussion. Nas and Damian Marley’s “Distant Relatives” panel is slated to take place at National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium on December 12. Tickets are limited as tickets are going for $25 and also include entry into the after party.
Nas and Damian Marley’s collaboration album Distant Relatives is due out in 2010.