Teens Take the Met!Friday, October 17, 2014, 5­-8PMThe Metropolitan Museum of Art1000 Fifth Avenue at 81st StreetGrab your friends and take over the Met for the night! Drop in for teen­ only activities across the Museum including art making, performances, gallery activities for teens by teens, music, dancing, and more. Co­organized with over 40 community partners! Please use the ground­level entrance at Fifth Avenue and 81st Street; doors will open at 5:00 p.m. Teens Take the Met is free and open to all teens 13+ with a middle or high school ID. No RSVP―just show up!For more information visit www.metmuseum.org/teennightAccess accommodations available at the event. Please call (212) 650­2010 or email access@metmuseum.org for more details.

Teens Take the Met!

Friday, October 17, 2014, 5­-8PM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue at 81st Street

Grab your friends and take over the Met for the night! Drop in for teen­ only activities across the Museum including art making, performances, gallery activities for teens by teens, music, dancing, and more. Co­organized with over 40 community partners! Please use the ground­level entrance at Fifth Avenue and 81st Street; doors will open at 5:00 p.m. Teens Take the Met is free and open to all teens 13+ with a middle or high school ID. No RSVP―just show up!

For more information visit www.metmuseum.org/teennight

Access accommodations available at the event. Please call (212) 650­2010 or email access@metmuseum.org for more details.

metropolitan museum of art

‘Hip Hop Psych’ Introduced At Cambridge University To Help Treat Mental Disorders
In the first half of 2014 a US high school teacher announced his intention to add Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy nominated ‘Good Kid Maad City’ album to his syllabus in an attempt at highlighting how the Compton-bred artist uses wordplay to tell a story about the drug culture and gang activity that ran through his home town.
Now, the prestigious Cambridge University Department of Psychiatry has formed Hip Hop Psych, a social project co-founded by Professor Becky Inkster and her colleagues at the University. Inkster has explained this ambitious endeavorer by saying “There is so much more to hip-hop than the public realises…It is rich in references to psychiatric illnesses that have not been properly explored and which could be of enormous benefit to patients” (via the Guardian).
Inkster believes that patients suffering as a result of upbringings surrounded by socio-economic problems can be helped by relating to Hip Hop lyrics, as many artists in Rap come [READ MORE]

‘Hip Hop Psych’ Introduced At Cambridge University To Help Treat Mental Disorders

In the first half of 2014 a US high school teacher announced his intention to add Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy nominated ‘Good Kid Maad City’ album to his syllabus in an attempt at highlighting how the Compton-bred artist uses wordplay to tell a story about the drug culture and gang activity that ran through his home town.

Now, the prestigious Cambridge University Department of Psychiatry has formed Hip Hop Psych, a social project co-founded by Professor Becky Inkster and her colleagues at the University. Inkster has explained this ambitious endeavorer by saying “There is so much more to hip-hop than the public realises…It is rich in references to psychiatric illnesses that have not been properly explored and which could be of enormous benefit to patients” (via the Guardian).

Inkster believes that patients suffering as a result of upbringings surrounded by socio-economic problems can be helped by relating to Hip Hop lyrics, as many artists in Rap come [READ MORE]

hiphoped hiphopeducation

phillipdrummond:

Guy, founder/owner of @iomutech w/ @tfs_beats / #todaysfuturesound student at WOMS in #oakland teaching him about #modular & #analog #synthesis #synths during #Beats4Lunch #hiphoped

phillipdrummond:

Guy, founder/owner of @iomutech w/ @tfs_beats / #todaysfuturesound student at WOMS in #oakland teaching him about #modular & #analog #synthesis #synths during #Beats4Lunch #hiphoped

DJ Schools More Than Just Scratching Records By Felice Leon

Years ago, a DJ, or disc jockey, was primarily thought to be an announcer with a prominent voice. Think Casey Kasem.
Now, the DJ-performer reigns supreme: Tiesto, Afrojack, and Skrillex are just a few of the well-known names in the DJ world who play music to hundreds of thousands at live events across the globe. And now that celebrity DJ’s now earn millions of dollars, it’s a career that has become more appealing.
For those without much experience, New York has several DJ schools  — Dubspot, Scratch DJ Academy and Rock and Soul —where people can learn the craft. Reporter Felice León visited one in New York to learn what it takes.

DJ Schools More Than Just Scratching Records By Felice Leon

Years ago, a DJ, or disc jockey, was primarily thought to be an announcer with a prominent voice. Think Casey Kasem.

Now, the DJ-performer reigns supreme: Tiesto, Afrojack, and Skrillex are just a few of the well-known names in the DJ world who play music to hundreds of thousands at live events across the globe. And now that celebrity DJ’s now earn millions of dollars, it’s a career that has become more appealing.

For those without much experience, New York has several DJ schools — Dubspot, Scratch DJ Academy and Rock and Soul —where people can learn the craft. Reporter Felice León visited one in New York to learn what it takes.

Hi-ARTS  present DMC RELEASED EXHIBITIONCurated by Hi-ARTS Visual Arts Curator Carlos Mare
Hi-ARTS has selected famed sculptor/painter and graffiti legend, Carlos Mare, as their new Visual Arts Curatorial Director. Launching with the highly anticipated comic novel release of “DMC”, the inaugural title from Darryl Makes Comics, which imagines an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980’s NYC, and explores how we got to where we are now. DMC is a superhero for those who need one most.
Opening Event Oct 7, 2014 6-9pmGallery Viewing Oct. 7, 2014 thru Nov.7thGallery Hours 12pm to 4pm
Hi-ARTS Studio Gallery304 East 100th St.@2nd Ave, NYChi-artsnyc.org

Hi-ARTS  present
DMC RELEASED EXHIBITION
Curated by Hi-ARTS Visual Arts Curator Carlos Mare

Hi-ARTS has selected famed sculptor/painter and graffiti legend, Carlos Mare, as their new Visual Arts Curatorial Director. Launching with the highly anticipated comic novel release of “DMC”, the inaugural title from Darryl Makes Comics, which imagines an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980’s NYC, and explores how we got to where we are now. DMC is a superhero for those who need one most.

Opening Event Oct 7, 2014 6-9pm
Gallery Viewing Oct. 7, 2014 thru Nov.7th
Gallery Hours 12pm to 4pm

Hi-ARTS Studio Gallery
304 East 100th St.
@2nd Ave, NYC

hi-artsnyc.org

Hi-ARTS DMC Carlos Mare

The 4th Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival Saturday, October 4th
Self Respect, Self Defense, Self Determination: A Conversation with Kathleen Cleaver & Mabel Williams (introduced by Angela Davis)  Freedom Archives, 2004, 72 min. 
Mabel Williams, with her late husband Robert F Williams (author of “Negroes With Guns”), met with Malcolm X, Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara and Mao Tse Tung to help internationalize support for the Black Liberation Movement. Kathleen Cleaver was Communications Secretary and the first woman Central Committee member of the Black Panther Party, also lived in exile, gathering worldwide support for the BBP. These two inspiring women of the 60s Black liberation struggle share their personal experiences - resisting the KKK and police repression, forced exile and their international experiences in Third World nations - And how their history relates to the struggle today. Moderated by Rachel Herzing of Critical Resistance, and introduced by Angela Davis. 
The Murder Of Fred Hampton  Howard Alk & Mike Gray, 1971, 88 min.  The FBI/Police assassinated Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton & Mark Clark in a pre-dawn raid on December 4th, 1969. This film documents the scene of the crime and also includes original footage of Fred Hampton speeches and activities of The Black Panther Party in Chicago.
Black Panther/Black Power  60 min. A critical look at the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, includes interviews with party members.   Afterparty!   411:BJ710nyc@gmail.com (Black Panther Commemoration Committee)  212-582-6050 ext 201, cinema@mayslesinstitute.org (Maysles Cinema)  Produced by the Black Panther Commemoration Committee, NY in conjunction with Maysles Cinema
An annual exploration of the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party. Tickets $10 suggested donation, unless otherwise noted. Members only: Reserve your seat at reservations@mayslesinstitute.org

The 4th Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival
Saturday, October 4th

Self Respect, Self Defense, Self Determination: A Conversation with Kathleen Cleaver & Mabel Williams (introduced by Angela Davis)
Freedom Archives, 2004, 72 min.

Mabel Williams, with her late husband Robert F Williams (author of “Negroes With Guns”), met with Malcolm X, Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara and Mao Tse Tung to help internationalize support for the Black Liberation Movement. Kathleen Cleaver was Communications Secretary and the first woman Central Committee member of the Black Panther Party, also lived in exile, gathering worldwide support for the BBP. These two inspiring women of the 60s Black liberation struggle share their personal experiences - resisting the KKK and police repression, forced exile and their international experiences in Third World nations - And how their history relates to the struggle today. Moderated by Rachel Herzing of Critical Resistance, and introduced by Angela Davis.

The Murder Of Fred Hampton
Howard Alk & Mike Gray, 1971, 88 min.
The FBI/Police assassinated Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton & Mark Clark in a pre-dawn raid on December 4th, 1969. This film documents the scene of the crime and also includes original footage of Fred Hampton speeches and activities of The Black Panther Party in Chicago.

Black Panther/Black Power
60 min.
A critical look at the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, includes interviews with party members.


Afterparty!
411:
BJ710nyc@gmail.com (Black Panther Commemoration Committee)
212-582-6050 ext 201, cinema@mayslesinstitute.org (Maysles Cinema)

Produced by the Black Panther Commemoration Committee, NY in conjunction with Maysles Cinema

An annual exploration of the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party.
Tickets $10 suggested donation, unless otherwise noted.
Members only: Reserve your seat at reservations@mayslesinstitute.org

Black Panther Party Film Festival


Soundtrack 63’ Remixes the American Movement That Shaped an Era
Join us for the remount of Soundtrack ’63, a live music and 3-screen multi-media retrospective of the Civil Rights Movement on October 3rd and 4th at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.

Doors Open at 7:00 pm; Show Starts at 7:30pm
HELP US SPREAD THE WORD ON THUNDERCLAP
[WATCH] PERFORMANCE CLIPS
More About the Show
Soundtrack ‘63 features a host of dynamic performance artists that breathe new life into the sights and sounds that shaped the music of an era, to the tune of an 18-piece orchestra, commentary by Dr. Cornel West and Sonia Sanchez and performances by Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets, Blitz the Ambassador, John Robinson (“JR”), Chen Lo, Asante Amin and others.
ADVANCE SALES ONLY. NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR.


 FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT 651ARTS.ORG

Soundtrack 63’ Remixes the American Movement That Shaped an Era

Join us for the remount of Soundtrack ’63, a live music and 3-screen multi-media retrospective of the Civil Rights Movement on October 3rd and 4th at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.

Doors Open at 7:00 pm; Show Starts at 7:30pm

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD ON THUNDERCLAP

[WATCH] PERFORMANCE CLIPS

More About the Show

Soundtrack ‘63 features a host of dynamic performance artists that breathe new life into the sights and sounds that shaped the music of an era, to the tune of an 18-piece orchestra, commentary by Dr. Cornel West and Sonia Sanchez and performances by Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets, Blitz the Ambassador, John Robinson (“JR”), Chen Lo, Asante Amin and others.

ADVANCE SALES ONLY. NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT 651ARTS.ORG

Soundtrack '63




The Dodge Poetry Festival is widely acknowledged as the largest poetry event in North America, representing the most eminent poets from the late 20th and early 21st centuries. These four-day celebrations of poetry have been called “poetry heaven” by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, “a new Woodstock” by the Christian Science Monitor, and simply “Wordstock” by The New York Times.
The Festival, held in even-numbered years since 1986, has drawn a combined audience of approximately 140,000 attendees from 42 states, including 17,000 high school teachers and 42,000 high school students who attended without charge and traveled from as far away as Florida, Maine, Minnesota and California. On each of these four Fall days, ten or more separate stages offer events simultaneously for audiences of 100 to 2,000 people. Originally held in Waterloo Village, the Festival found a new home in Newark’s Downtown Arts District in 2010.
Check out the full schedules for each day of the 2014 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, to be held October 23-26, 2014. 
http://www.dodgepoetry.org/at-the-festival/program/

The Dodge Poetry Festival is widely acknowledged as the largest poetry event in North America, representing the most eminent poets from the late 20th and early 21st centuries. These four-day celebrations of poetry have been called “poetry heaven” by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, “a new Woodstock” by the Christian Science Monitor, and simply “Wordstock” by The New York Times.

The Festival, held in even-numbered years since 1986, has drawn a combined audience of approximately 140,000 attendees from 42 states, including 17,000 high school teachers and 42,000 high school students who attended without charge and traveled from as far away as Florida, Maine, Minnesota and California. On each of these four Fall days, ten or more separate stages offer events simultaneously for audiences of 100 to 2,000 people. Originally held in Waterloo Village, the Festival found a new home in Newark’s Downtown Arts District in 2010.

Check out the full schedules for each day of the 2014 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, to be held October 23-26, 2014.

http://www.dodgepoetry.org/at-the-festival/program/

Dodge Festival

The Kennedy Center and Youth Speaks present a hip-hop and spoken word program featuring the winners of the Youth Speaks “Raise Up” contest, a nationwide competition designed to use the power of spoken word, hip-hop, and the reach of public media to foster a discussion among young people about their education and future aspirations.
Hosted by D.C. hip-hop artist Gabriel “Asheru” Benn, the program will feature performances from each of the five winners, plus an appearance by DJ Questlove and Black Thought, NPR’s Glynn Washington, and Hill Harper.  The RAISE Up project is part of American Graduate - Let’s Make It Happen! - a public media initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of Nations starting at approximately 4:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.
http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/artists/?entity_id=119419&source_type=B

The Kennedy Center and Youth Speaks present a hip-hop and spoken word program featuring the winners of the Youth Speaks “Raise Up” contest, a nationwide competition designed to use the power of spoken word, hip-hop, and the reach of public media to foster a discussion among young people about their education and future aspirations.

Hosted by D.C. hip-hop artist Gabriel “Asheru” Benn, the program will feature performances from each of the five winners, plus an appearance by DJ Questlove and Black Thought, NPR’s Glynn Washington, and Hill Harper.  The RAISE Up project is part of American Graduate - Let’s Make It Happen! - a public media initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of Nations starting at approximately 4:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.

http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/artists/?entity_id=119419&source_type=B

youth speaks Kennedy Center

First Wave Scholarship Application Available
It’s that time of year again! We are currently accepting applications for the 9th  Cohort of First Wave (2015-16). Do you know any young community-oriented artistic scholars who are interested in joining a community of like-minded, innovative leaders from across the nation? Who might be interested in a four-year full tuition scholarship to a world-class university, valued up to $125,000? Send them our way!

http://www.omai.wisc.edu.

First Wave Scholarship Application Available

It’s that time of year again! We are currently accepting applications for the 9th  Cohort of First Wave (2015-16). Do you know any young community-oriented artistic scholars who are interested in joining a community of like-minded, innovative leaders from across the nation? Who might be interested in a four-year full tuition scholarship to a world-class university, valued up to $125,000? Send them our way!

http://www.omai.wisc.edu.

In honor of Nas‘ birthday, Extra P, aka Large Professor, has teamed up with G-Wiz for “In The Scrolls.” The track is a tribute to Nas’ groundbreaking debut album, Illmatic, and appears on Extra P’s upcoming project Living Legend.

Over a self-produced cinematic instrumental, Large Professor describes Nas, aka the “40-side poet supreme,” and how they met. G-Wiz, on the other hand, describes “the best rap he ever heard Nas say,” which Nas consequently ended up losing on the train.

Listen to the “In The Scrolls” above and purchase the track here.

Large Professor Nas

i.am Makerspace: Empowering Creators in Disadvantaged Communities

will.i.am takes us on a walk through his home of Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. Find out why he wants to TRANS4M this neighborhood and other communities like it.

phillipdrummond:

@tfs_beats #todaysfuturesound is for the #kids #youth #hiphoped #beats #beatmaking at @elfestivalsf w/ @keithmcmilleninstruments #quneo @flstudioofficial #flstudio in action in #sf #sanfrancisco #california (at Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, CA)


TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE FROM SEPT 12
A documentary about the soul of American music. The film follows the recording of a new album featuring legends from Stax records and Memphis mentoring and passing on their musical magic to stars and artists of today. Starring Snoop Dogg and Terrence Howard.
12-Sept NYC @ AMC Village 7 12-Sept NYC @ Regal’s E-Walk 12-Sept SF @ Embarcadero 12-Sept Baldwin Hills, CA @ Cinemark Crenshaw Plaza 15 12-Sept Berkeley @ Shattuck 12-Sept San Rafael @ Smith Film Center 12-Sept Memphis @ Paradisio 12-Sept W. Hollywood @ Sundance Sunset  12-Sept Los Angeles @ Royal 12-Sept Pasadena @ Playhouse 7 12-Sept N. Hollywood @ Laemmle’s NoHo 12-Sept Irvine @ UTC  12-Sept Scottsdale, AZ @ Camelview
19-Sept San Diego @ Landmark 19-Sept Atlanta @ Midtown Art 19-Sept San Jose @ Camera 3 19-Sept DC @ E Street
http://www.takemetotheriver.livingfilm.com

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE FROM SEPT 12

A documentary about the soul of American music. The film follows the recording of a new album featuring legends from Stax records and Memphis mentoring and passing on their musical magic to stars and artists of today. Starring Snoop Dogg and Terrence Howard.

12-Sept NYC @ AMC Village 7
12-Sept NYC @ Regal’s E-Walk
12-Sept SF @ Embarcadero
12-Sept Baldwin Hills, CA @ Cinemark Crenshaw Plaza 15
12-Sept Berkeley @ Shattuck
12-Sept San Rafael @ Smith Film Center
12-Sept Memphis @ Paradisio
12-Sept W. Hollywood @ Sundance Sunset
12-Sept Los Angeles @ Royal
12-Sept Pasadena @ Playhouse 7
12-Sept N. Hollywood @ Laemmle’s NoHo
12-Sept Irvine @ UTC
12-Sept Scottsdale, AZ @ Camelview

19-Sept San Diego @ Landmark
19-Sept Atlanta @ Midtown Art
19-Sept San Jose @ Camera 3
19-Sept DC @ E Street

http://www.takemetotheriver.livingfilm.com