Snoop Dogg to Headline Interactive Livestreamed Hip-Hop Festival Produced by Blank Canvaz Productions

July 27 20:49 2021
Blank Canvaz partners with VenewLive to produce “THE RENAISSANCE: EP1”

LOS ANGELES – July 27, 2021 – Blank Canvaz Productions today announced that it is partnering with VenewLive, the livestream platform powered by Kiswe, to host “THE RENAISSANCE: EP1,” a live-streamed virtual festival featuring legendary rapper Snoop Dogg. The event will take place on Sunday, August 7, 2021, starting at 8 pm ET. Available to fans around the globe for only $9.99 per ticket, “THE RENAISSANCE: EP1” will deliver non-stop music and entertainment by some of today’s biggest artists and rising talent.

Snoop Dogg, the legendary performer and one of the world’s most recognizable musicians across any genre, recently released Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites, his 18th studio album. For this event, he will be performing new hits and old favorites. The lineup will also feature Tallie Benson, Carey Boy, Kaelynn Harris, Juhahn Jones, Shevy O’Shea, GShytt, A’naz Rhome Sylvers (founder of Blank Canvaz), and Giovanni W.

A’naz Rhome Sylvers-Cotton, is the founder, CEO, head of content and creative visionary behind Blank Canvaz. Rhome is the son of Leon Sylvers, a member of the original Solar group, the Sylvers. Rhome has a long history of production, and has successfully executed projects with some of the most influential stars known in entertainment, from RayCon Global (Ray J), to Dame Dash’s Studio in Los Angeles. Rhome continues his family legacy of pioneering new opportunities in the entertainment industry and brings his innovative creativity to the art of visual creation and production.

“RENAISSANCE is tearing down the boundaries of what is possible through this interactive and engaging digital event experience,” Rhome said. “By forging new roads, we can bring festivals to fans, making them accessible to everyone.”

The RENAISSANCE was conceived as a performance experience that addresses the audience’s visceral need to reconnect as global music fans in a post-pandemic world. The entertainment promises to be raw, real and authentic. The event will resemble the great variety shows of the era, channeling the spirit of programs like Chappelle’s Show, 106 and Park, The Underground, SNL, In Living Color, and Showtime at the Apollo. 

Attendees can choose their adventure through the event’s inclusive virtual celebration of Hip-Hop culture, art, and entertainment. The programming explores a wide range of immersive content, from music to interviews to skit comedy to fashion to art. VenewLive’s Fan React function lets viewers take short video selfies to film their reactions to the performances. This will be the first collaboration between Blank Canvaz Productions and VenewLive. 

John Lee, CEO of VenewLive said, “We’re excited to bring this innovative festival to hip-hop fans all over the world. One of our missions is to provide creative flexibility to the artists, and Blank Canvaz really uses our technology as their canvas for this production.”

Chris Terrell, the President and Chairman of Blank Canvaz, brings over 25 years of business development, content management, and operations experience from the live event, convention, and festival industries.  Described as an “expert innovator”, Chris’ relentless passion for creating unique experiences coupled with his neoteric approach to running businesses in a fan-driven market truly set him apart from the “everyday” executive.  In addition to working with Blank Canvaz, Chris is also the current Chairman and CEO of A-Kon, LLC, who produces the longest continually running Anime convention and festival in North America.

“I’m excited to step out and break new ground with A’naz Rhome and Blank Canvaz,” said Chris. “Everyone today is a fan of something and that’s what I think drives them as a consumer.  It’s up to us [the companies, agencies, and businesses] to adapt and deliver amazing and unique experiences in an easily accessible, affordable package. So, there is a world of opportunity here just waiting… unwritten – it’s a blank canvas.”

“THE RENAISSANCE is just the beginning for us and, in a poetic sense, it’s also a promise.  We wanted to start here because we feel like it speaks to who we are and where we want to go while also honoring our roots as both artists and fans first.  Making THE RENAISSANCE EP1 has certainly had its challenges, but, in the end, we worked hard, had fun and shared a ton of laughs together. Now, we’re ecstatic to be able to share that experience with our fans both new and old.”

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About Blank Canvaz Productions Inc. 

BLANK CANVAZ PRODUCTIONS, INC. (aka BLANK CANVAZ) is a fresh, disruptive, next-level production company dedicated to producing film, television, audio, and live event content that allows independent artists and performers to meaningfully engage and connect to existing and new fans. With over 50 combined years of experience in the multiverse of production-based industries, we’ve created a platform that enables artists and creators to explore and expand their artistry in a personal and profound way that results in high-quality engagement at the cost of low budget content creation. We are performers, musicians, and artists ourselves, giving us a unique artist first perspective and an unyielding dedication to empowering content creators worldwide. We believe that artists, independent and established alike, should be able to keep creative control of their content and have a greater share in the success it brings.

About VenewLive 

VenewLive is a Digital Live Performance Streaming Platform powered by Kiswe that delivers a unique immersive experience to global music fans, expanding viewership beyond physical venues. Our Multi-View technology enlivens the artists’ performances, delivering on-stage magic and energy to fans virtually. The fans will feel seen and valued by the artists through our interactive digital features and enjoy a collective viewing experience with other fans.

About Kiswe

Kiswe is an interactive video company that creates real-time live streams to engage digital audiences and unique communities worldwide. By partnering with sports rights holders, Kiswe Studio enables remote commentators to transform live games into multiple viewing experiences via personalized content and local languages. Kiswe’s technology also unlocks ways for people to stay connected over live events through a content creation and mobile platform that bridges media companies with consumers. Kiswe is headquartered in New Jersey, USA, and has offices in New York, Seoul, Hasselt, and Singapore.

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