"In the Paint," a New Hip Hop Opera by Anna Myer and Dancers
Boston’s Anna Myer and Dancers will present its new hip-hop opera “In the Paint,” which fuses dance with basketball moves, hip-hop, rap, music, and the spoken word, all to tell the remarkable and true stories of young people who have turned away from violence.   The free event will be performed in-the-round, totally engaging the audience, July 21 at 7:30 PM at the historic Harlem Stage Gatehouse.   “In the Paint” is the latest work in Myer’s The Hoop Suite Project, performed on stages and basketball courts turned into theaters-in-the-round.  Audiences from all walks of life are given the opportunity to experience work that emanates from urban black and Latino cultures.
Further Information HERE.

"In the Paint," a New Hip Hop Opera by Anna Myer and Dancers

Boston’s Anna Myer and Dancers will present its new hip-hop opera “In the Paint,” which fuses dance with basketball moves, hip-hop, rap, music, and the spoken word, all to tell the remarkable and true stories of young people who have turned away from violence.   The free event will be performed in-the-round, totally engaging the audience, July 21 at 7:30 PM at the historic Harlem Stage Gatehouse.   “In the Paint” is the latest work in Myer’s The Hoop Suite Project, performed on stages and basketball courts turned into theaters-in-the-round.  Audiences from all walks of life are given the opportunity to experience work that emanates from urban black and Latino cultures.

Further Information HERE.

Musique : One Two Three Rap
Learn English Through Hip-Hop

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About the RHAPSODY Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp

Since 2002, Progressive Arts Alliance has provided the two-week RHAPSODY Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp in Cleveland, Ohio.  The camp provides a dynamic outlet for students to learn in and through the arts through honing their skills in hip-hop’s art forms in music, dance, and visual art.

Our Scholarship Campaign for the 13th annual RHAPSODY Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp will raise funds to provide scholarships for students in-need to attend the camp. By contributing to the scholarship campaign, supporters will enable students to explore their creativity while building valuable life skills in teamwork, self-esteem, communication skills, and leadership … all through hip-hop culture!

What We Need & What You Get

Progressive Arts Alliance

Tools of War Grassroots Hip Hop Presents: The Bronx Crotona Park Jams Every Thursday in the month of July

Tools of War Grassroots Hip Hop Presents: The Bronx Crotona Park Jams Every Thursday in the month of July

tools of war

Join Universal Zulu Nation and Urban Art Beat as they host Family Day at the 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival!

Date: Saturday, July 12th [Youth Showcase from 12-2pm]

Youth Talent from NYC’s hardest working Hip Hop Organizations will be opening for a line up of incredible acts including:

Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Jay Electronica, DJ Rob Swift, Cyhi The Prynce, Uncle Ralph McDaniels, and more!

Hosted by Intikana  DJ Spiritchild Mental Notes

Performances by Universal Zulu Nation’s: Prince Akeem Miranda Writes LC The Poet Selima Nene Ali Prince Cy’rig and Tormenta @Art Start’s EAR crew of 2013 Hip Hop Re:Education Crew UAB’s July Quin and Serg BX Kiddo Blessed Mike Mezzle Conscious Righter Vitamin Da Governor with Floor Royalty Crew AND MORE!!!

Special thanks to Zulu King Rekae Medina for the line up & Sen ONE6 for the flyer! Family Day Area open for all ages between 12-4PM with Capoiera, BBoy /BGirl demonstrations, face painting, revolutionary art workshops by Scientific Soul Sessions and more! 12 and under enter free! $30 for adults.
www.bkhiphopfestival.com

Join Universal Zulu Nation and Urban Art Beat as they host Family Day at the 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival!

Date: Saturday, July 12th [Youth Showcase from 12-2pm]

Youth Talent from NYC’s hardest working Hip Hop Organizations will be opening for a line up of incredible acts including:

Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Jay Electronica, DJ Rob Swift, Cyhi The Prynce, Uncle Ralph McDaniels, and more!

Hosted by Intikana
DJ Spiritchild Mental Notes

Performances by Universal Zulu Nation’s:
Prince Akeem
Miranda Writes
LC The Poet
Selima
Nene Ali
Prince Cy’rig and Tormenta
@Art Start’s EAR crew of 2013
Hip Hop Re:Education Crew
UAB’s
July Quin and Serg BX
Kiddo Blessed
Mike Mezzle
Conscious Righter
Vitamin Da Governor with Floor Royalty Crew
AND MORE!!!

Special thanks to Zulu King Rekae Medina for the line up & Sen ONE6 for the flyer! Family Day Area open for all ages between 12-4PM with Capoiera, BBoy /BGirl demonstrations, face painting, revolutionary art workshops by Scientific Soul Sessions and more! 12 and under enter free! $30 for adults.

www.bkhiphopfestival.com

Universal Zulu Nation Urban Art Beat

Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival Presents

LADIES BATTLE!

hosted by Tweetboogie & Nubian NeNe

Every July, New York City hosts one of the most anticipated annual street dance competitions, LADIES BATTLE! Each summer New York becomes host to some of the best dancers from around the world competing and showcasing their talents. Dancers from Russia, Korea, Austria, Switzerland, and Japan come to perform and battle as part of a weekend of events for Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival.

The 2014 LADIES BATTLE consists of 1-on-1 Popping, Waacking and 2-on-2 Hip-Hop, and 2-on 2 House…. an international challenge where Hip-Hop culture’s favorite dancers come and prove themselves. We will showcase a preliminary round to uncover the best and top sixteen dancers of the evening. Doors open and our DJs will be playing hip-hop, funk, house, soul, classics and more!

The winners will be awarded cash prizes, gift bags and one-year “bragging rights” to reign supreme the amongst the best. The winner can boost themselves as one of the world’s best female Hip-Hop dancers! The event is judged by a panel of elite dancers form around the world like Tweetboogie, Rokafella, Nubian NeNe, Peaches, and many more… Come spend the week with us and watch extraordinary performances and electrifying, exhilarating and action-packed battles that will all be documented for cultural preservation.  Don’t miss it… LADIES BATTLE!

http://www.ladiesofhiphopfestival.com

Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival

Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator,” and this powerful spoken-word essay celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”

Jamila Lyiscott

Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism

Life+Times presents an exclusive clip of Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism, a new documentary directed and produced by Tariq Nasheed. The clip features commentary by NAS and David Banner. The film premiered in select theaters yesterday- Thursday, June 26th 2014.

Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe.

http://hiddencolorsfilm.com/

National Geographic has awarded DJ SPOOKY the very prestigious Emerging Explorer Award for 2014. Spooky is one of 14 New Emerging Explorers Representing the Next Generation of Scientists, Innovators and Storytellers Pushing Boundaries of Discovery, Adventure and Global Problem-Solving.

The Emerging Explorers Program recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring adventurers, scientists and innovators who are at the forefront of discovery, adventure and global problem-solving while still early in their careers. Each Emerging Explorer receives a $10,000 award to aid further research and exploration.
The 2014 Emerging Explorers are inventor Jack Andraka; educator Shabana Basij-Rasikh; conservation biologistShivani Bhalla; ecologist and epidemiologist Christopher Golden; marine biologist David Gruber; paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim; creative conservationist Asher Jay; conservation biologistJuliana Machado Ferreira; artist, writer and musician Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky; environmentalist Maritza Morales Casanova; social entrepreneur Sanga Moses;author and campaigner Tristram Stuart; electrical engineer Robert Wood; and nanoscientist Xiaolin Zheng.
http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/15/national-geographics-2014-class-of-emerging-explorers/

National Geographic has awarded DJ SPOOKY the very prestigious Emerging Explorer Award for 2014. Spooky is one of 14 New Emerging Explorers Representing the Next Generation of Scientists, Innovators and Storytellers Pushing Boundaries of Discovery, Adventure and Global Problem-Solving.

The Emerging Explorers Program recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring adventurers, scientists and innovators who are at the forefront of discovery, adventure and global problem-solving while still early in their careers. Each Emerging Explorer receives a $10,000 award to aid further research and exploration.

The 2014 Emerging Explorers are inventor Jack Andraka; educator Shabana Basij-Rasikh; conservation biologistShivani Bhalla; ecologist and epidemiologist Christopher Golden; marine biologist David Gruber; paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim; creative conservationist Asher Jay; conservation biologistJuliana Machado Ferreira; artist, writer and musician Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky; environmentalist Maritza Morales Casanova; social entrepreneur Sanga Moses;author and campaigner Tristram Stuart; electrical engineer Robert Wood; and nanoscientist Xiaolin Zheng.

http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/15/national-geographics-2014-class-of-emerging-explorers/

DJ SPOOKY

Hip-Hop(e): Roberto Rivera at TEDxGrandRapids

Rivera leads The Good Life Alliance PBC, an organization that publishes multi-media educational tools and trains educators, youth workers, and parents to connect positive youth development to community development. Rivera’s community-based popular education experience has won him awards from former president Bill Clinton and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, and was recently named one of the “Top Young Change Agents in America” by the Search for Common Ground Coalition.

http://thegoodlifeorganization.com/

Roberto Rivera