Green Festival Speakers
Hailing from New York City, Circa ’95 is an independent Hip-Hop music and media group comprised of Patty Dukes and Reph. Puerto Rican & Dominican by way of The Bronx and Washington Heights, they rhyme seamlessly through English and Spanish. The duo is inspired by groups like Calle 13, The Beatnuts, and The Fugees. They have performed all over the world gracing the stage with artists like KRS-One, Pitbull, NinaSky, Joel Ortiz, Anita Tijoux and Mala Rodriguez. They have been featured on the HBO Latino shows "RoadTrip" and "Habla Ya" and their debut album "FREE LUNCH" is available through their website www.circa95.com. When they are not performing or creating in the studio they teach Hip-Hop, Theater, and Mixed Media Arts to young people through their organization the Rhyme Factory (www.rhymefactory.org). They also recently completed two artistic residencies, first with the Bronx Music Heritage Center curating The Circa '95 Pop-Up Shop, and with Casita Maria facilitating the Rhyme Factory Master class. They are also co-founders of the Ladies Love Project, a seasonal pop-up shop featuring urban independent artisans. Circa ’95 is currently touring and in the studio working on their second musical project. They are next up and poised to make their mark on the world with their classic New York sound.